[Met Performance] CID:85140
Der Rosenkavalier {34} Matinee ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 11/17/1923.

(Debuts: Marcella Röseler, Louise Hunter
Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
November 17, 1923 Matinee


DER ROSENKAVALIER {34}
R. Strauss-Hofmannsthal

Octavian.....................Maria Jeritza
Princess von Werdenberg......Florence Easton
Baron Ochs...................Paul Bender
Sophie.......................Elisabeth Rethberg
Faninal......................Gustav Schützendorf
Annina.......................Kathleen Howard
Valzacchi....................Angelo Badà
Italian Singer...............Orville Harrold
Marianne.....................Marcella Röseler [Debut]
Mahomet......................Virginia Gitchell
Princess' Major-domo.........Pietro Audisio
Orphan.......................Nannette Guilford
Orphan.......................Louise Hunter [Debut]
Orphan.......................Marion Telva
Milliner.....................Phradie Wells
Animal Vendor................Raffaele Lipparini
Notary.......................William Gustafson
Leopold......................Giordano Paltrinieri
Faninal's Major-domo.........George Meader
Innkeeper....................George Meader
Police Commissioner..........Carl Schlegel

Conductor....................Artur Bodanzky

Director.....................Wilhelm von Wymetal
Set designer.................Hans Kautsky
Costume designer.............Alfred Roller

Der Rosenkavalier received three performances this season.


Review of W. J. Henderson in the Sun


Richard Strauss's lyric comedy "Der Rosenkavalier" was performed at the Metropolitan Opera House yesterday afternoon for the first time this season. This opera retains its place in the repertory largely because of the presence in the company of several singers capable of bringing out all that the score and adding to it of their own personal magnetism. Yesterday's performance was one of general excellence. There were few rough spots and few failures to meet the musical and dramatic requirements of the work. On the other hand there was much of brilliancy and achievement.

Mme. Easton once more delineated the character and expressed the emotions of the Princess Werdenberg with all her admirable skill in lyric declamation and action prompted by quick intelligence. Her impersonation was again one of charm and musical beauty. Mme. Jeritza's Octavian had not acquired any large addition of masculinity since last season, but had delightful vivacity and an abundance of vocal vigor.

Miss Rethberg's Sophie was quite as praiseworthy as it was last season, which is saying much. Her singing was a valuable contribution to the musical ensemble. Mr. Bender was the ponderous and foolish Baron. He made the character continually amusing without descending to buffoonery. Mr. Bada and Mme. Howard made the two intriguers conspicuous, and Mr. Schuetzendorf was commendable as Von Faninal. Mme. Marcella Roeseler, formerly of the Wagnerian company was entrusted with the subsidiary role of Marianne. Mr. Bodanzky conducted and the orchestra found in the richly colored score opportunity to be a star of the performance.



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