[Met Performance] CID:92080
Der Freischütz {16} Metropolitan Opera House: 01/22/1926.

(Debut: Elizabeth Kandt
Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
January 22, 1926

DER FREISCHÜTZ {16}

C. M. Weber-Kind

Max.....................Rudolf Laubenthal
Agathe..................Maria Müller
Caspar..................Michael Bohnen
Ännchen.................Elizabeth Kandt [Debut]
Ottokar.................Gustav Schützendorf
Hermit..................Léon Rothier
Kilian..................Arnold Gabor
Cuno....................Carl Schlegel
Samiel..................James Wolfe
Bridesmaid..............Louise Hunter
Bridesmaid..............Charlotte Ryan
Bridesmaid..............Nannette Guilford

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

Director................Samuel Thewman
Set designer............Joseph Urban
Choreographer...........August Berger

[The recitatives were composed by Bodanzky.]

Der Freischütz received three performances this season.

Review (unsigned) in the Musical Courier of January 28, 1926

"Der Freischutz," elaborately revived last season, came back for its first performance this year at the Metropolitan on January 22. The occasion marked the debut of Elizabeth Kandt, who sang the impossibly good young person, Annchen, and almost succeeded in making her human. Miss Kandt has a voice of much beauty and decided warmth, sings well and acts with charm. She made a distinctly good impression and was heartily applauded. The rest of the cast is familiar. Max is one of Laubenthal's best roles; he was in good voice, sang with vigor and life, and acted well. Michael Bohnen, singing for the first time this season, revealed his familiar excellencies of song and action - and also his familiar habit of overdoing things all-around. Maria Mueller is a personable appearing Agathe; vocally she was not at her best. The smaller roles were distributed as last year - Schuetzendorf as the prince, Carl Sohlege as Cuno, James Wolfe impressively sinister as Samiel, Rothier as the Hermit, Gabor as Killian, and Louise Hunter, Charlotte Ryan and Nanette Guilford as three bridesmaids good both to look upon and to hear. Bodanzky conducted. The chorus was excellent, though seldom understandable



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