[Met Performance] CID:85100
Andrea Chénier {19} Metropolitan Opera House: 11/14/1923.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
November 14, 1923


ANDREA CHÉNIER {19}

Andrea Chénier..........Beniamino Gigli
Maddalena...............Florence Easton
Carlo Gérard............Giuseppe De Luca
Bersi...................Ellen Dalossy
Countess di Coigny......Kathleen Howard
Abbé....................Giordano Paltrinieri
Fléville................Vincenzo Reschiglian
L'Incredibile...........Angelo Badà
Roucher.................Italo Picchi
Mathieu.................Adamo Didur
Madelon.................Marion Telva
Dumas...................Louis D'Angelo
Fouquier Tinville.......Paolo Ananian
Schmidt.................Pompilio Malatesta
Major-domo..............Pompilio Malatesta

Conductor...............Roberto Moranzoni

Review of R. M. Knerr in Musical America

Easton and Gigli in 'Chenier'

Giordano's "Andrea Chenier," which had opened the Metropolitan's season in Brooklyn the previous week, was brought back to Broadway on Wednesday evening of last week. Florence Easton was a new protagonist of the part of Madeleine, raising it to dramatic significance by her fine performance in the third act. She sang with her accustomed skill. Beniamino Gigli was heard again as the poet-hero, contributing some fine vocalism to the evening. In the "Improviso" of the first act, the recitative of the second, and again in the fiery defense of the Trial Scene in Act III, he received prolonged and spontaneous applause. His scene with Madeleine before the arrival of the tumbril in the final act was noteworthy. Giuseppe De Luca as Gerard completed a trio of the first order of merit. The smaller roles were in efficient hands. The cast included also Mmes. Howard, Dalossy and Telva, and Messrs. Didur, Bada, Picchi, Paltrinieri, Malatesta, Ananian and D'Angelo. Mr. Moranzoni conducted the melodious score expertly. The singing of the chorus and the brief contribution by the ballet corps in Act I added to the effectiveness of the performance.



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