[Met Performance] CID:93280
La Gioconda {87} Metropolitan Opera House: 04/17/1926.

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Metropolitan Opera House
April 17, 1926


LA GIOCONDA {87}

La Gioconda.............Nanny Larsén-Todsen
Enzo....................Giacomo Lauri-Volpi
Laura...................Karin Branzell
Barnaba.................Mario Basiola
Alvise..................José Mardones
La Cieca................Marion Telva
Zuŕne...................Vincenzo Reschiglian
Isčpo...................Giordano Paltrinieri
Monk....................Paolo Ananian
Steersman...............Arnold Gabor
Singer..................Vincenzo Reschiglian

Conductor...............Giulio Setti [Last performance]

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LAURI-VOLPI CHEERED AT CLOSING OF OPERA

'Gioconda' Ends Metropolitan's Season - Italian Works Dominated, German Second

The season of the Metropolitan Opera Company ended last night, strangely, almost as it began. "La Gioconda" was presented and a packed house, with rows of standees, applauded the curtain. The only noticeable difference was the traditional one between the fashionable Monday night audience that greeted the first presentation and "popular" Saturday night audience that said au revoir to the last.

This season the Metropolitan's repertoire was greater than ever before, forty-eight different operas being presented. Italian works predominated, with German works second (thanks to Wagner) and French third.

Giacomo Lauri-Volpi, tenor, made a debut of a sort in "La Gioconda" last night, singing Enzo Grimaldo for the first time. He was greeted with cheers and bravos, for this young tenor is growing in popularity with Italian audiences at the Metropolitan. Nanny Larsen-Todsen shared honors with him, singing the role of La Gioconda for the first time New York.

Late last night most of the company rushed to Pennsylvania Station to board a special train for Atlanta, where the company begins a week's engagement Monday evening in "Aida."



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