Tag: opera

18 April 1907

Mignon by Ambroise Thomas is getting its 250th performance tonight at the Königliche Oper. Its premiere in Berlin was on 10 December 1868, and its popularity has only grown since then. I was surprised to see it was even in the repertoire, but it didn’t take much research for it to become evident that this […]

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15 April 1907

The Königliche Oper’s production of Salome is being performed tonight. The Paris premiere of the opera next month will also have Emmy Destinn in the title role and Strauss as the conductor. The Komische Oper has already departed for London, where they will give a run of Hoffmanns Erzählungen. Arthur Abell had some final gossip […]

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13 April 1907

The Monte Carlo Opera Company’s final evening is made up of the first act of Samson und Dalila, the third act of Hérodiade, and the second act of Barbier de Siviglia. The respective composers of the first two selections, Saint-Saëns and Massenet, will be present. There is an interesting review of the Lortzing Theater’s Fidelio […]

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12 April 1907

OPERA NEWS As I predicted, last night’s premiere of Théodora by Xavier Leroux was not a success. Leopold Schmidt mentioned the costumes and sets, the interesting portrayal of Justinian by Renaud, and the presence of an animated Kaiser in the royal box, again with Prince Albert of Monaco. But Max Marschalk did not hold back […]

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10 April 1907

Chamber Music by Brahms The Piano Trio of Heinrich Barth, Emanuel Wirth, and Robert Hausmann gives its last concert, with guests Carl Halir, Karl Klingler, and Richard Mühlfeld. (This is the postponed Brahms memorial concert from 28 March. Mühlfeld is a last-minute cancellation and is replaced by Otto Schubert.) The C major Piano Trio, the […]

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6 April 1907

The last Joachim Quartet concert in Berlin Postponed in March due to Joachim’s illness, the last Joachim Quartet concert of the season will take place tonight in the Singakademie. Emanuel Wirth will be rejoining the group on viola for the first time this season after multiple eye operations. I wonder how many realize it is […]

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5 April 1907

The Monte Carlo Opera Company’s presentation of Arrigo Boito’s Mefistofele (or Méphistofélès, since it is in French) with Feodor Chaliapin in the title role sounds like it should be an exciting event! It will be the Berlin premiere of this opera, which was first performed in 1868. Chaliapin in Boito, Mefistofele, 1906 Last night the Prince of […]

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