[Met Performance] CID:97710
L'Africaine {51} Matinee ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 12/24/1927.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
December 24, 1927 Matinee
In Italian


L'AFRICAINE {51}

Sélika..................Rosa Ponselle
Vasco de Gama...........Beniamino Gigli
Inès....................Louise Lerch
Nélusko.................Giuseppe Danise
Pedro...................Pavel Ludikar
Diégo...................Paolo Ananian
Alvar...................Angelo Badà
Grand Inquisitor........Ezio Pinza
High Priest.............Ezio Pinza
Anna....................Dorothea Flexer
Usher...................Vincenzo Reschiglian
Officer.................Max Altglass

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

Review signed M. W. in the New York Tribune

Rosa Ponselle and Gigli Are Heard in 'L'Africana'

Serafin Conducts Meyerbeer Opera at the Metropolitan

The opera matinee yesterday at the Metropolitan was "L'Africana" with Rosa Ponselle and Beniamino Gigli in the stellar roles. Miss Lerch sang Ines. Mr. Danise was Nelusko, and others in the cast were: Miss Flexer, and Messrs. Ludikar, Ananian, Bada, Pinza, Reschiglian, and Altglass. Mr. Serafin conducted. Miss Ponselle has never been in better voice and contrived to carry some of the regal glamour of "Norma" over into this less exacting portrayal.



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