[Met Concert/Gala] CID:97170
Second Sunday Night Concert. Metropolitan Opera House: 11/13/1927.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
November 13, 1927


SECOND SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT

Schubert: Rosamunde: Overture

Don Carlo: Elle ne m'aime pas
Léon Rothier

Samson et Dalila: Printemps qui commence
Merle Alcock

Pagliacci: Prologue
Everett Marshall

L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima
Frederick Jagel

La Traviata: Di Provenza
Giuseppe De Luca

Guiraud: Caprice
Pierre Henrotte, violin

Glazunov: The Seasons: Autumn

Martha: M'appari
Frederick Jagel

Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum
Giuseppe De Luca

Prince Igor: Jaroslavna's Aria
Thalia Sabanieeva

La Forza del Destino: Invano Alvaro
Frederick Jagel
Everett Marshall

Svemdsem" Romance
Wieniawski: Scherzo-Tarantelle
Pierre Henrotte, violin
Kurt Ruhrseitz, piano

Strauss: On the Beautiful Blue Danube

Conductor...............Giuseppe Bamboschek

Review of Francis D. Perkins in the New York Tribune

Young Men Sing in Metropolitan Sunday Concert

Frederick Jagel and Everett Marshall, Who Made Bows Last Week, Figure Prominently in the Program

Heard in Solos and Duets

De Luca Responds to Repeated Calls, With Hat in Hand, Overcoat on Arm

Members of the younger generation of American men of the Metropolitan Opera Company figured prominently in last night's concert. Lawrence Tibbett who is young in years while of several season's standing as a Metropolitan singer, made his first appearance of the season in a recital at Carnegie Hall, while Frederick Jagel and Everett Marshall, who had made their debuts last week, sang solos and a duet in the second opera concert at the Metropolitan.

Mr. Tibbett's soft notes and mezza-voce singing were excellent; his fortes and fortissimos full and resonant, though one or two top notes seemed a little out of control in the matter of tonal quality, and sometimes there was a sense of abruptness in transitions from notes of moderate volume to loud ones, as if these were on different sides of a line of demarcation. But in general Mr. Tibbett's performance was to be set down as laudable and expressive singing.

Both Mr. Jagel and Mr. Marshall were making their second Metropolitan appearances. The former sang two arias, "Una furtiva lagrime" and "M'Appari;" the latter, the "Pagliacci" prologue, and both, joined in the duet from "La Forza Del Destino." Mr. Jagel's singing repeated the impression made last Tuesday of a good voice; it has volume and substance, and is a ready vehicle to convey the affect of emotion. He sang best in the duet, with a vocal production that told of skill and experience, and only a few top notes to suggest, in their quality, the need of a slight effort.

Mr. Marshall's Voice

What with a crowded schedule, we missed Mr. Marshall's solo, as well as Mr. Jagel's first. In the duet Mr. Marshall showed a promising voice, though smoother tone and freer production should be needed fully to translate the promise into actuality. But there is adequate volume and range, and Mr. Marshall next appearance may be awaited with interest.

Pierre Henrotte, concertmaster of the orchestra, played a concerto or caprice by Ernest Guiraud (1837-1892), a French composer, and two solos, showing a tone of good quality and notable technical skill. Thalia Sabanieva departed from the usual list of excerpts by singing "Jaroslavna's Complaint" from Borodin's "Prince Igor." Merle Alcock, Giuseppe De Luca, who enabled the concert to go on after his solo by appearing after several recalls with his coat on his arm, and Leon Rothier were other soloists. Giuseppe Bamboscheck conducted, and Kurt Rhureseitz accompanied Mr. Henrotte.



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