[Met Performance] CID:9810
Tannhäuser {63} Metropolitan Opera House: 03/18/1891.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
March 18, 1891


TANNHÄUSER {63}

Tannhäuser..............Heinrich Gudehus
Elisabeth...............Antonia Mielke
Wolfram.................Theodore Reichmann [Last performance]
Venus...................Marie Jahn
Hermann.................Conrad Behrens
Walther.................Edmund Müller
Heinrich................Adolph Von Hübbenet
Biterolf................Bruno Lurgenstein
Reinmar.................Peter Mastorff [Last performance]
Shepherd................Olga Islar [Last performance]

Conductor...............Anton Seidl

Unsigned review in The New York Times

The last performance of "Tannhäuser" was given at the Metropolitan Opera House last night in the presence of an audience which occupied nearly every seat in the large auditorium and most of the available standing room. The performance did not differ in any essential features from others which have preceded it in the course of the season. As a matter of record it may be noted that the Landgrave was Behrens: Tannhäuser, Gudehus; Wolfram, Reichmann. Walter von der Vogelweide, Edmund Muller; Biterolf, Bruno Lurgenstein; Heinrich, Hubbenet; Reimer, Mastorff; Elizabeth, Mielke; Venus, Jahn, and the Shepherd, Islar.

The performance was carried forward with great smoothness and earnestness. The chorus did its work uncommonly well, and the orchestra played admirably. Mr. Seidl conducted with his usual skill. The principal singers all acquitted themselves with credit. Tomorrow night will be the last of the German opera season, when "Tristan and Isolde" will be given. On Saturday afternoon, for the last performance, "Die Meistersinger" will be presented.



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