[Met Performance] CID:89570
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {154} Metropolitan Opera House: 02/27/1925.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 27, 1925


DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG {154}

Hans Sachs..............Friedrich Schorr
Eva.....................Maria Müller
Walther von Stolzing....Curt Taucher
Magdalene...............Henriette Wakefield
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...................Max Altglass
Eisslinger..............Giordano Paltrinieri
Foltz...................James Wolfe
Schwarz.................William Gustafson
Night Watchman..........Arnold Gabor

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

Review of W, J. Henderson in the Sun

Miss Müller Takes Place of Miss Rethberg in the Role of Eva

Wagner is more prevalent than Puccini at the Metropolitan just at present. "Das Rheingold" having been given on Thursday at a special matinée in a series which will disclose the whole trilogy of the fatal ring, "Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg" was sung last night before a subscription audience. It was the first performance of the season, but there was novelty in the cast.

Miss Rethberg had been scheduled to sing Eva, but she was not in sufficiently good vocal condition to undertake the task, and it was made known yesterday about noon that Miss Müller would take her place. The Metropolitan is especially well equipped with singers of German works and the substitution of one Eva for another does not in any way affect the smooth running of the operatic machine.

Miss Müller was an Eva who combined personal charm with musical delivery. Her voice and style are well suited to the music of "Die Meistersinger" and she received a full share of the applause of the evening. Her companion as Magdalene was Miss Henrietta Wakefield.

Mr. Schorr's Hans Sachs is well known and deservedly admired. This sterling artist has proved to be a valuable addition to the company. Mr. Taucher was a tolerable Walther, Mr. Meader an admirable David, Mr. Schützendorf an excellent Beckmesser and Mr. Rothier is a sincere Pogner. Mr. Bodanzky conducted.



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