[Met Performance] CID:9470
L'Africaine {6} Metropolitan Opera House: 01/21/1891.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
January 21, 1891
In German


L'AFRICAINE {6}
Meyerbeer-Scribe

Sélika..................Antonia Mielke
Vasco de Gama...........Andreas Dippel
Inès....................Jennie Broch
Nélusko.................Theodore Reichmann
Pedro...................Hermann Hoveman
Diégo...................Peter Mastorff
Alvar...................Edmund Müller
Grand Inquisitor........Conrad Behrens
High Priest.............Conrad Behrens
Anna....................Hannah Rothe
Dance...................Martha Irmler
Dance...................Miss Leontine
Dance...................Miss Polednik

Conductor...............Walter Damrosch

Director................Theodore Habelmann
Set Designer............Henry E. Hoyt
Costume Designer........Henry Dazian
Lighting Designer.......James Jr. Stuart

Translation by unknown

L'Africaine received three performances this season.

From The New York Times review of the next day:

"The following interesting notice, printed on cardboard, appeared in each of the boxes of the Metropolitan Opera House last evening:

Jan. 15, 1891
Many complaints having been made to the Opera House of the annoyance produced by the talking in the boxes during the performances, the board requests that it be discontinued.
By Order of the Board of Directors

This recognition of the rights of the general public, which contributes one-half of the amount received in the course of the searson at the Metropolitan, comes somewhat late in the proceedings, but is none the less significant. It is a just proclamation and might have been made before without loss of dignity."



Photograph of Andreas Dippel as Vasco De Gama by Aimé Dupont.



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