[Met Performance] CID:92370
Lohengrin {346} Metropolitan Opera House: 02/12/1926.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 12, 1926


LOHENGRIN {346}

Lohengrin...............Curt Taucher
Elsa....................Nanny LarsÚn-Todsen
Ortrud..................Karin Branzell
Telramund...............Friedrich Schorr
King Heinrich...........Michael Bohnen
Herald..................Lawrence Tibbett
Page....................Louise Hunter
Page....................Minnie Egener
Page....................Charlotte Ryan
Page....................Mary Bonetti

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

Review signed L. B. P. in Musical America

The evening "Lohengrin" was from earlier performances by a first assumption of the part of Elsa by Nanny Larsen-Todsen, and by the return to the company of Friedrich Schorr, who appeared as Telramund. The soprano gave Elsa a character verging on the heroic, rather than that of the too-cooing dove, both in her singing and her acting. It was an effective impersonation, if not an altogether traditional one. Schorr's beautiful baritone voice made every bar of Telramund's music sound gratefully vocal. There was some superb singing also of Karin Branzell as Ortrud, and Michael Bohnen was an imposing and resonant King Henry. Curt Taucher sang his seasonal farewell as Lohengrin, and acted with his customary earnestness and good routine. Lawrence Tibbett was all Wagner's Herald should be - a resonant voice.

Artur Bodanzky conducted a performance which had many individual good qualities, but which was not any too highly charged with vitality in orchestra and ensemble.



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