[Met Performance] CID:95560
La Bohème {242} Metropolitan Opera House: 02/24/1927.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 24, 1927


LA BOHÈME {242}

Mimì....................Frances Alda
Rodolfo.................Mario Chamlee
Musetta.................Nannette Guilford
Marcello................Antonio Scotti
Schaunard...............Millo Picco
Colline.................Ezio Pinza
Benoit..................Paolo Ananian
Alcindoro...............Pompilio Malatesta
Parpignol...............Giordano Paltrinieri
Sergeant................Vincenzo Reschiglian

Conductor...............Vincenzo Bellezza

Review signed M. W. in the New York Tribune

Mme. Alda in 'La Bohème'

Concludes Her 19th Season With Opera in Favorite Part

Frances Alda concluded her nineteenth season with the Metropolitan Opera Company last evening in what is probably her most popular role, Mimi in "La Bohème." She has grown in this part, as in many others, and has acquired a touch of expertness with which she embellishes it to the satisfaction of many.

Last night she was in excellent voice and contrived to bestow upon the impersonation the full weight of her artistic endowments. Loyal admirers called her out again and again before the curtain for the little personal ceremony of greeting and farewell which is now punctuating the current weeks, as favorite prima donnas take their annual flights to the hinterland. Flowers, forbidden the public eye, filled the seclusion of her dressing room, and her colleagues in the cast yielded her the center of the stage.

Mr. Chamlee revealed the phenomenon of an oddly Latin Rodolfo, sung with skill and spirit, and Scotti was again in the habiliments of his inimitable Marcello. Nannette Guilford sang an ebullient Musetta. Others who wended their familiar way through the scenes were Messrs. Picco, Ananian, Malatesta, Pinza, Paltrinieri and Reschiglian. Mr. Bellezza conducted.



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