[Met Performance] CID:149730

L'Elisir d'Amore
Metropolitan Opera House, Sat, February 5, 1949 Matinee Broadcast

L'Elisir d'Amore (64)
Gaetano Donizetti | Felice Romani
Bidú Sayão

Ferruccio Tagliavini

Frank Valentino

Dr. Dulcamara
Italo Tajo

Inge Manski

Giuseppe Antonicelli

Review 1:

Review of James Hinton Jr. in Musical America

The Saturday afternoon broadcast presentation of "L'Elisir D'Amore" was a spirited affair. Bidu Sayao was again the Adina, and gave a performance that was delicate and charming in every respect. Ferruccio Tagliavini, as Nemorino, did a thoroughly competent job of bumpkin impersonation, and sang with lovely tone and carefully shaded dynamics. Italo Tajo was all that could be desired as Dulcamara, singing and acting with a vitality that, while it commanded the stage during his big moments, never got in the way of the other singers. Francesco Valentino, replacing Giuseppe Valdengo, who was indisposed, gave a performance that was in the exhilarating spirit of the afternoon, and Inge Manski's Ginnetta was an ornament to the stage. Giuseppe Antonicelli conducted

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