[Met Performance] CID:92390
La Juive {40} Metropolitan Opera House: 02/13/1926.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 13, 1926


LA JUIVE {40}

Rachel..................Florence Easton
Eléazar.................Giovanni Martinelli
Princess Eudoxie........Queena Mario
Prince Léopold..........Max Altglass
Cardinal de Brogni......Léon Rothier
Ruggiero................Arnold Gabor
Albert..................Louis D'Angelo
Herald..................Paolo Ananian
Major-domo..............James Wolfe
Dance...................Florence Rudolph
Dance...................Giuseppe Bonfiglio

Conductor...............Louis Hasselmans

Review signed B. B. in Musical America

Changes in 'Juive' Cast

Saturday evening's "La Juive" brought back Florence Easton to the role of Rachel, which she sang at Caruso's memorable last appearance in 1921, and in which she reappeared last year when the opera was taken off the shelf. Her upper tones pealed forth with a stirring chime, and she gave lavishly of her gifts of voice and style in the air "Il va venir," which is the soprano's most important lyric moment in Halévy's score. There was a change also in the part of the Princess sung, and very well sung, indeed, on this occasion by Queena Mario, it being her first appearance in the part. There were, of course, the familiar thunderous plaudits for Giovanni Martinelli's climactic delivery of Eleazar's last act lament. The tenor was in particularly good. voice. Max Altglass took over the rather thankless role of Leopold. Others in the cast were Leon Rothier, whose Cardinal is quite the best of his several pontifical characterizations, Arnold Gabor, Louis D'Angelo, James Wolfe and Paolo Ananian. The ballet exerted its usual charm. Louis Hasselmans conducted.



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