[Met Performance] CID:86950
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {148} Metropolitan Opera House: 03/27/1924.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
March 27, 1924


DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG {148}

Hans Sachs..............Friedrich Schorr
Eva.....................Elisabeth Rethberg
Walther von Stolzing....Curt Taucher
Magdalene...............Kathleen Howard
David...................George Meader
Beckmesser..............Gustav Schützendorf
Pogner..................Léon Rothier
Kothner.................Carl Schlegel
Vogelgesang.............Max Bloch
Nachtigall..............Louis D'Angelo
Ortel...................Paolo Ananian
Zorn....................Angelo Badà
Moser...................Pietro Audisio
Eisslinger..............Giordano Paltrinieri
Foltz...................James Wolfe
Schwarz.................William Gustafson
Night Watchman..........Arnold Gabor

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

Review (unsigned) in the World

Michael Bohnen was to have made his first appearance as Hans Sachs in "Die Meistersinger" at the Metropolitan last night, but fate or bronchial trouble must have decreed otherwise, for Friedrich Schorr sang the role in his stead. Mr. Schorr proved thereby how rich in Wagnerian basses the Metropolitan is this season, for he gave his familiar performance with all the dignity and sweetness and vocal beauty that made his appearance with the German opera company a year ago such a notable event. Mme. Rethberg again lent her lovely voice to the role of Eva, Kathleen Howard was an unfamiliar, but decidedly successful, Magdalena, and Mr. Taucher, singing well, but over-fond of singing straight to the audience, was Walther. Others in the cast were Mr. Rothier as Pogner, Mr. Schützendorf as Beckmesser, and Mr. Meader as David. Mr. Bodanzky conducted with his wonted vigor and the chorus sang and moved well. An excellent performance as a whole, worthy of one of the best revivals the Metropolitan has made in several seasons.



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