[Met Performance] CID:173850

Metropolitan Opera House, Wed, January 23, 1957

Review 1:

Review signed W. L. In Musical America

Martial Singher made his first appearance at the Metropolitan in the role of Scarpia at the season's sixth "Tosca". Another debut was Osie Hawkins' Sciarrone, agreeably sung.

The suave and sinister aspects of the Baron's character were capably conveyed by Mr. Singher, especially in Act II, when his acting took on a cunning, animal-like intensity. Vocally, his performance was polished, even though his voice did not always have the depth and breadth for all that Puccini wrote into this exciting role.

Others in the cast, all heard earlier in the season, were Delia Rigal in the title role, Jan Peerce as Cavaradossi, Salvatore Baccaloni as the Sacristan, and Paul Franke, Calvin March and George Keith. Clifford Harvout was heard as Angelotti. Dimitri Mitropoulos conducted.

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