[Met Performance] CID:92380
Tosca {193} Matinee ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 02/13/1926.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 13, 1926 Matinee


TOSCA {193}

Tosca...................Maria Jeritza
Cavaradossi.............Edward Johnson
Scarpia.................Antonio Scotti
Sacristan...............Pompilio Malatesta
Spoletta................Giordano Paltrinieri
Angelotti...............Paolo Ananian
Sciarrone...............Vincenzo Reschiglian
Shepherd................Mary Bonetti
Jailer..................Millo Picco

Conductor...............Tullio Serafin

Review (unsigned) in the New York Tribune

Jeritza in 'Tosca" Bids Farewell to Season's Regulars

Last Appearance of Winter Will Come Wednesday in 'Tannhäuser'

Maria Jeritza bade her season's farewell to the regular subscription audience of the Metropolitan Opera House yesterday afternoon in the role which may or may not be her best, but is certainly her best known here, the heroine of "Tosca," which she played in her familiar and effective manner and sang not consistently in her best voice. A large number of lingering applauders was vouchsafed twelve curtain calls, waxing vocal when Edward Johnson vanished swiftly to leave the Viennese soprano in a solo appearance. The asbestos curtain assured the Jeritza fans that there would be no thirteenth call - possibly as a safeguard against any untoward happenings next Wednesday when Mme. Jeritza will end her Metropolitan season in "Tannhäuser," the [first] performance of the afternoon Wagner series

Mr. Johnson was Mario Cavaradossi, a part he had sung only once before in this house, on December 1, 1922, with the same Tosca. He sang artistically and expressively, handicapped only by some strain in louder top notes, and showed his usual effectiveness in action. Mr. Scotti, as Scarpia, kept his wig on this time throughout his troubled career in the second act; Mary Bonetti and Messrs. Ananian, Malatesta, Paltrinierei, Reschiglian and Picco held the other parts. Mr. Serafin conducted for a sold out house.



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