[Met Performance] CID:92470
Die Walküre {215} Matinee ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 02/20/1926.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 20, 1926 Matinee


DIE WALKÜRE {215}

Brünnhilde..............Nanny Larsén-Todsen
Siegmund................Rudolf Laubenthal
Sieglinde...............Florence Easton
Wotan...................Friedrich Schorr
Fricka..................Karin Branzell
Hunding.................William Gustafson
Gerhilde................Phradie Wells
Grimgerde...............Marion Telva
Helmwige................Marcella Röseler
Ortlinde................Laura Robertson
Rossweisse..............Ina Bourskaya
Schwertleite............Kathleen Howard
Siegrune................Raymonde Delaunois
Waltraute...............Henriette Wakefield

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

.Review signed D. B. in Musical America

A Matinee 'Walküre'

A repetition of "Die Walküre," on Saturday afternoon resulted in as satisfying a performance as could probably be heard in any opera house in the world. From the first notes of the storm prelude to the final phrases of the fire music, Artur Bodansky, conducting, led his well-drilled forces with a master hand; and the principals responded in a whole-hearted spirit that still - so generous is Mr. Bodansky - did not involve any sacrifice of individuality.

Rudolf Laubenthal made his first appearance this season, as Siegmund, singing with a freedom and a resonant tone that were, in themselves, effective, and acting with imagination and authority. Nanny Larsen-Todsen repeated her brilliant work as Brünnhilde, and Florence Easton was once more an appealing Sieglinde. Outstanding, too, was the Fricka of Karin Branzell, whose singing could not easily have been bettered. Friedrich Schorr, as Wotan, contributed to the general success; and William Gustafson was a towering Hunding.

Those who assumed the parts of Brünnhilde's sisters were Marcella Roeseler, Phradie Wells, Laura Robertson, Ina Bourskaya, Marion Telva, Henriette Wakefield, Raymonde Delaunois and Kathleen Howard.



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