[Met Performance] CID:85710
Die Walküre {201} Matinee ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 12/29/1923.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
December 29, 1923 Matinee


DIE WALKÜRE {201}

Brünnhilde..............Margarete Matzenauer
Siegmund................Rudolf Laubenthal
Sieglinde...............Elisabeth Rethberg
Wotan...................Clarence Whitehill
Fricka..................Sigrid Onegin
Hunding.................William Gustafson
Gerhilde................Marie Tiffany
Grimgerde...............Marion Telva
Helmwige................Marcella Röseler
Ortlinde................Laura Robertson
Rossweisse..............Flora Perini
Schwertleite............Grace Bradley [Last performance]
Siegrune................Raymonde Delaunois
Waltraute...............Henriette Wakefield

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

Review signed "H" in Musical America

Onegin in 'Walküre'

A singularly smooth and brilliant performance of "Die Walküre" was given at the Saturday matinee. The distinguished cast contained for the first time this season Sigrid Onegin, who appeared as Fricka. Mme. Onegin again demonstrated that she is one of the truly important singers of this day; a golden voice of a distinct individuality, and a charming, intelligent personality to direct her natural endowments - what more could a listener demand?

Mme. Matzenauer is in glorious form this season. In her familiar and always impressive delineation of Brünnhilde she again had the artistic collaboration of Clarence Whitehill as Wotan. The role of Siegmund was in the competent hands of Rudolf Laubenthal, while Elisabeth Rethberg again provided her musicianly and striking conception of Sieglinde. William Gustafson was Hunding. Artur Bodanzky has reason to feel satisfied with his conducting of this work and with his noble band of musicians in the orchestra pit and on the stage.



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