[Met Performance] CID:85450
Fedora {10} Metropolitan Opera House: 12/10/1923.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
December 10, 1923


FEDORA {10}

Fedora Romazov..........Maria Jeritza
Count Loris Ipanov......Giovanni Martinelli
Coutness Olga Sukarev...Queena Mario
De Siriex...............Antonio Scotti
Desirè..................Giordano Paltrinieri
Sergio..................Pietro Audisio
Dimitri.................Ellen Dalossy
Gretch..................Louis D'Angelo
Lorek...................Paolo Ananian
Cirillo.................Italo Picchi
Baron Rouvel............Angelo Badà
Dr. Borov...............Millo Picco
Boleslao Lazinski.......Georges Sébastian
Peasant Boy.............Merle Alcock

Conductor...............Gennaro Papi

Review of Mary Ellis Opdyke in the New York Sun


AGAIN 'FEDORA'



Maria Jeritza last night donned the luxurious draperies of the Princess Fedora and laid aside the knickerbockers which she had expected to wear in "Rosenkavalier" because of Paul Bender's indisposition that prevented him from hobbling about, even as the gouty Baron Ochs. Thus, within sixty hours of her premiere in Giordano's opera, the soprano again enacted the wild melodrama of Russian pistols, French intrigue and Swiss domesticity.

So heated was the play between herself and Mr. Martinelli in the second act that the tenor almost tripped as he staggered toward her in a curtain call and brought down the house to additional enthusiasm. But not so heated were those earlier moments of guarded excitement that the audience could fail to notice the very graceful piano playing of George Sebestyen in the background of the Paris palace. Aside from the imperturbably diplomatic Scotti and the enthusiastic little Dalossey, the Metropolitan has furnished many luxurious details for Muscovitality of "Fedora." And not the least is the brand of musician she is able to lure to her drawing room as background for her blood and thunder.



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