[Met Performance] CID:95510
The King's Henchman {2} Metropolitan Opera House: 02/21/1927.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 21, 1927


THE KING'S HENCHMAN {2}

Aethelwold..............Edward Johnson
Aelfrida................Florence Easton
Eadgar..................Lawrence Tibbett
Maccus..................William Gustafson
Ase.....................Merle Alcock
Ordgar..................Louis D'Angelo
Dunstan.................George Meader
Ostharu.................Grace Anthony
Godgyfu.................Louise Lerch
Hildeburh...............Henriette Wakefield
Leofsydu................Dorothea Flexer
Brand...................Joseph Macpherson
Cynric..................George Cehanovsky
Gunner..................Max Altglass
Oslac...................James Wolfe
Wulfred.................Millo Picco
Hwita...................Max Bloch
Thored..................Arnold Gabor
Blacksmith..............James Wolfe
Blacksmith's Wife.......Minnie Egener
Saddler.................Paolo Ananian
Miller..................Joseph Macpherson
Miller's Wife...........Mary Bonetti
Fisherman...............Frederick Vajda
Fisherman's Wife........Grace Anthony
Old Man.................Max Bloch
Servant.................Dorothea Flexer
Girl....................Louise Lerch

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

Review (unsigned) in the New York Tribune

'King's Henchman' Again Sung Before Enthusiastic Throng

Taylor-Millay Opera Repeated at Metropolitan With Cast Which Scored Success in First Performance

"The King's Henchman," the opera by Deems Taylor and Edna St. Vincent Millay, which had its premiere at the Metropolitan on February 17, was repeated last night before a sold-out house. As before, there was much enthusiasm after each act, and Mr. Taylor and Miss Millay were summoned many times before the curtain.

The cast was that of the first performance. Lawrence Tibbett again stood forth among the principals by virtue of the skill and power which he brings to the role of King Eadgar. Mr. Tibbett has done nothing so fine as this at the Metropolitan. The grace and authority of his acting, the beauty and varied expressiveness of his singing and his diction, the affecting tenderness and depth of feeling which he gives to the sorrowful reproaches of the betrayed king in the last act cannot easily be over-praised.

Mr. Johnson, as Aethelwold, Mme. Easton as Aelfrida, Mr. Gustafson as Marcus, Miss. Alcock as Ase, Mr. Meader as Dunstan, and Mr. d'Angelo as Ordgar, completed the cast of principals. Mr. Serafin, as before, filled the performance with emerging vitality and warmth.



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