Olive Fremstad soprano 1871-1951

Olive Fremstad soprano 1871-1951 Olive Fremstad as Salome (Metropolitan Magazine 1907)

Olive Fremstad soprano 1871-1951

Olive Fremstad (14 March 1871 – 21 April 1951) was the stage name of Anna Olivia Rundquist, a celebrated Swedish-American opera diva who sang in both the mezzo-soprano and soprano ranges.

Background

Born in Stockholm, she was adopted by an American couple living in Minnesota, taking on their surname of Fremstad. She received her early education and musical training in Christiania, Norway. When she was 12 years of age her parents moved to America, settling in Minneapolis. Even before leaving Christiania, her progress on the piano had been such that she had appeared as an infant prodigy.

She began her vocal training in New York City with Frederick Bristol in 1890 after singing in church choirs, then studied in Berlin with Lilli Lehmann before making her operatic debut as a mezzo-soprano as Azucena in Verdi’s Il trovatore at the Cologne Opera in 1895. She remained there for at least three years, before going on to Vienna, Munich, Bayreuth and London.

Career

She appeared at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City from 1903 until 1914, specializing in Wagnerian roles. By that time she was singing as a dramatic soprano. Fremstad appeared before the public 351 times as a member of the Met’s stellar roster, most frequently as Venus in Tannhäuser, Kundry in Parsifal, Sieglinde, Isolde and Elsa in Lohengrin.

American audiences never warmed much to her interpretation of the title role in Bizet’s Carmen, but she had sung the role opposite Enrico Caruso in San Francisco the night before the city was wrecked by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and ensuing fire. (She and Caruso escaped the disaster unharmed.)

Later in her career, Fremstad experienced difficulties with the top notes of the dramatic soprano range. She retired from professional singing in 1920 and briefly attempted teaching, but her patience for anything less than perfection in her pupils proved to be slim. One ”lesson” involved the close examination of a dissected human head preserved in a jar. She was mystified when her few students fled in horror, unwilling to study the human larynx in such a setting.

She used this head as a tool for determining whether or not prospective students had the ”mettle” for an opera career. For Fremstad herself this wasn’t anything special; when studying for the role of Salome in the Metropolitan’s premier production, she had gone to the morgue in New York to find out just how much she should stagger under the weight of the head of John the Baptist.

Her output of recordings is meager. She made approximately 40 recordings between 1911 and 1915, only 15 of which were ever released. Music critic J.B. Steane has called Fremstad ”one of the greatest of Wagnerians”; but in his The Record of Singing, Volume 1, the opera historian Michael Scott describes her as always being more of a mezzo-soprano than a genuine soprano. Scott, however, acknowledges her impressive qualities as an interpretive artist.

Fremstad allegedly professed to have no interest in romantic entanglements. However, she wed twice, with both marriages ending in divorce. She and her secretary, Mary Watkins Cushing, also lived together for some time. She died in Irvington, New York, but was buried alongside her parents in a family plot in the village cemetery in Grantsburg, Wisconsin.

Fremstad was the model for Thea Kronborg, the heroine of Willa Cather’s novel The Song of the Lark.  Her relationship with Cushing was fictionalized in the novel Of Lena Geyer, by Marcia Davenport.

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:32010   
New production
Die Walküre {96}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/25/1903
Debuts: Ernst Kraus, Olive Fremstad, Lillian Heidelbach, Johanna Pöhlmann, Paula Ralph, Josephine Jacoby, Marcia Van Dresser, Felix Mottl, Anton Fuchs, Max Brückner, Obronsky, Impekoven & Co.
Review
[Met Performance] CID:32040
Die Walküre {97}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/28/1903
Debut: Marion Weed
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:32050
First Grand Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/29/1903
[Met Performance] CID:32080
New production
Tannhäuser {125}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/4/1903
Debut: Ernesta Delsarta
Review
[Met Performance] CID:32120
Tannhäuser {126}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/7/1903
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:32170
Third Grand Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/13/1903
[Met Performance] CID:32290
Tannhäuser {127}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/26/1903
[Met Performance] CID:32380
Tannhäuser {128}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/2/1904
[Met Performance] CID:32490
Cavalleria Rusticana {82}
Pagliacci {41}

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 01/12/1904
[Met Performance] CID:32520
Cavalleria Rusticana {83}
Pagliacci {42}

Metropolitan Opera House; 01/15/1904
Debut: Fanchon Thompson
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:32630
Ninth Grand Sunday Night Concert
Beethoven – Liszt Night

Metropolitan Opera House; 01/24/1904
[Met Performance] CID:32650
Tannhäuser {130}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 01/26/1904
[Met Performance] CID:32690
Die Walküre {98}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/30/1904
[Met Performance] CID:32860
Tristan und Isolde {66}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/13/1904
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:32960
Thirteenth Grand Sunday Night Concert
Wagner Programme

Metropolitan Opera House; 02/21/1904
[Met Performance] CID:33090
New production
Das Rheingold {37} Ring Cycle [26]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/3/1904
[Met Performance] CID:33120
Die Walküre {99} Ring Cycle [26]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1904
[Met Performance] CID:33140
Das Rheingold {38} Ring Cycle [27]
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 03/7/1904
Review
[Met Performance] CID:33160
Die Walküre {100} Ring Cycle [27]
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 03/8/1904
Debut: Miss Schueler
Review
[Met Performance] CID:33250
Die Walküre {101}
Chicago, Illinois; 03/14/1904
[Met Performance] CID:33310
Tannhäuser {131}
Chicago, Illinois; 03/19/1904
[Met Performance] CID:33390
Die Walküre {102}
Cincinnati, Ohio; 03/28/1904
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:33460
Grand Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/4/1904
[Met Performance] CID:33510
Die Walküre {103}
Boston Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/7/1904
[Met Performance] CID:33590
Tannhäuser {132}
Boston Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/14/1904
[Met Performance] CID:33630
Das Rheingold {39} Ring Cycle [28]
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/18/1904
[Met Performance] CID:33650
Die Walküre {104} Ring Cycle [28]
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/20/1904
[Met Performance] CID:34030
Carmen {186}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/25/1904
Review
[Met Performance] CID:34090
Parsifal {14}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/1/1904
Debut: Roberta Glanville
Review
[Met Performance] CID:34160
Tannhäuser {134}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/7/1904
[Met Performance] CID:34220
Carmen {187}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/12/1904
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:34350
Fifth Grand Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/25/1904
[Met Performance] CID:34410
Carmen {188}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/1904
[Met Performance] CID:34460
Parsifal {19}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/2/1905
[Met Performance] CID:34580
Die Walküre {106} Ring Cycle [29]
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/1905
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:34620
Eighth Grand Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/15/1905
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:34780
Tenth Grand Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/29/1905
[Met Performance] CID:34820
Das Rheingold {41} Ring Cycle [30]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/2/1905
[Met Performance] CID:34880
Carmen {190}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 02/7/1905
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:34940
Twelfth Grand Sunday Night Concert
Gallia {2}

Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/1905
[Met Performance] CID:34990
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
Die Fledermaus {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/16/1905
Debut: Max Hänseler
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:35020
Tannhäuser {135}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/1905
[Met Performance] CID:35070
Parsifal {20}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1905
Review
[Met Performance] CID:35200
Die Walküre {108}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/4/1905
[Met Performance] CID:35250
Parsifal {22}
Boston Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts; 03/9/1905
Debuts: Hannah Keene, Florence Metzger
[Met Performance] CID:35310
Parsifal {23}
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 03/14/1905
Debut: Miss Walter
[Met Performance] CID:35350
Parsifal {24}
Cincinnati, Ohio; 03/17/1905
[Met Performance] CID:35410
Parsifal {26}
Chicago, Illinois; 03/23/1905
[Met Performance] CID:35460
Parsifal {27}
Minneapolis, Minnesota; 03/27/1905
Debut: Miss Hertz
[Met Performance] CID:35490
Parsifal {28}
Omaha, Nebraska; 03/29/1905
[Met Performance] CID:35510
Parsifal {29}
Kansas City, Missouri; 03/31/1905
[Met Performance] CID:35610
Parsifal {31}
Grand Opera House, San Francisco, California; 04/11/1905
[Met Performance] CID:35630
Parsifal {32}
Grand Opera House, San Francisco, California; 04/13/1905
[Met Performance] CID:35680
Parsifal {33}
Los Angeles, California; 04/17/1905
[Met Performance] CID:35700
Parsifal {34}
Dallas Opers House, Dallas, Texas; 04/21/1905
[Met Performance] CID:35720
Parsifal {36}
New Orleans, Louisiana; 04/24/1905
[Met Performance] CID:35730
Parsifal {37}
Atlanta, Georgia; 04/26/1905
Debut: Miss Walker
[Met Performance] CID:350549
Parsifal {39}
Nashville, Tennessee; 4/29/1905
[Met Performance] CID:36040
Tannhäuser {136}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/25/1905
Debut: Jeanne Jomelli
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:36120
Second Grand Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/3/1905
Review
[Met Performance] CID:36180
Die Walküre {109}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/9/1905
[Met Performance] CID:36220
Siegfried {73}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/13/1905
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:36260
Fourth Grand Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/17/1905
[Met Performance] CID:36280
Die Walküre {110}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 12/19/1905
Review
[Met Performance] CID:36340
Das Rheingold {42} Ring Cycle [31]
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/25/1905
[Met Performance] CID:36370
Die Walküre {111} Ring Cycle [31]
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/1905
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:36440
Sixth Grand Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/1905
[Met Performance] CID:36570
Parsifal {40}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/1906
Debut: Helen Allyn, Miss Auspitz, Mary Kenney, Jessie Minges, Miss Newcombe, Inga Örner
[Met Performance] CID:36650
Parsifal {41}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/1906
[Met Performance] CID:36700
Tannhäuser {137}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/1906
[Met Performance] CID:36730
Parsifal {42}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/25/1906
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:36850
Eleventh Grand Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/4/1906
[Met Performance] CID:36970
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
Der Zigeunerbaron {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/15/1906
[Met Performance] CID:37000
Tannhäuser {138}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/17/1906
[Met Performance] CID:37030
Carmen {191}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 02/20/1906
[Met Performance] CID:37050
Parsifal {43}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1906
Debut: Evelyn Parnelle
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:37100
Fourteenth Grand Sunday Night Concert
Richard Wagner Programme

Metropolitan Opera House; 02/25/1906
[Met Performance] CID:37120
Das Rheingold {43} Ring Cycle [32]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/1906
[Met Performance] CID:37130
Tannhäuser {139}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/1906
[Met Performance] CID:37190
Carmen {192}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1906
Review
[Met Performance] CID:37200
Die Walküre {112} Ring Cycle [32]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/6/1906
[Met Performance] CID:37220
Siegfried {76} Ring Cycle [32]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/8/1906
[Met Performance] CID:37290
Carmen {193}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/1906
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:37340
Seventeenth and Last Sunday Night Concert
Richard Wagner Programme

Metropolitan Opera House; 03/18/1906
[Met Performance] CID:37370
Die Walküre {113}
Lyric Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland; 03/21/1906
[Met Performance] CID:37440
Carmen {194}
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 03/27/1906
[Met Performance] CID:37480
Die Walküre {114}
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 03/30/1906
[Met Performance] CID:37550
Carmen {195}
Chicago, Illinois; 04/5/1906
[Met Performance] CID:37580
Tannhäuser {140}
The Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois; 04/7/1906
Review
[Met Performance] CID:37660
Carmen {196}
San Francisco, California; 4/17/1906
On April 18 the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 destroyed much of the city and ended the Met’s tour in disaster
[Met Performance] CID:38030
Tannhäuser {141}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/30/1906
Debuts: Katherine Fleischer-Edel, Carl Burrian, Frederick Gunther
[Met Performance] CID:38110
Tannhäuser {142}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/8/1906
[Met Performance] CID:38150
Tannhäuser {143}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 12/11/1906
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:38270
Fourth Grand Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/23/1906
[Met Performance] CID:38470
New production
L’Africaine {22}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/1907
[Met Performance] CID:38510
Tannhäuser {145}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/1907
[Met Performance] CID:38600 
United States Premiere
Special Performance
Salome {1}

Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/1907
Debuts: Paul Lange, Franz Stiner
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:38680
Carmen {197}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 01/29/1907
[Met Performance] CID:38720
Carmen {198}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/2/1907
[Met Performance] CID:38770
Tannhäuser {146}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/6/1907
[Met Performance] CID:38910
L’Africaine {23}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/1907
[Met Performance] CID:38950
Parsifal {44}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1907
Debut: Marion Kingsbury, Edna Cook, Sophie Fanoni
[Met Performance] CID:39010
Die Walküre {115}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 02/26/1907
Debut: Paula Wöhning
Review
[Met Performance] CID:39040
Die Walküre {116}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/1/1907
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:39180
Special Performance
Testimonial Tendered To
MR. EMIL FISCHER

Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/1907
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:39220
Sixteenth Grand Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/1907
[Met Performance] CID:39240
Das Rheingold {44} Ring Cycle [33]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/19/1907
[Met Performance] CID:39260
Die Walküre {117} Ring Cycle [33]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/21/1907
[Met Performance] CID:39370
Parsifal {45}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/29/1907
Debuts: Miss Kranz, Miss Waeffing, Florence Rayner, Miss Sturzenegger, Mr. Traubmann
[Met Performance] CID:39450
Tannhäuser {147}
Boston Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/5/1907
[Met Performance] CID:39480
L’Africaine {24}
Chicago, Illinois; 04/8/1907
[Met Performance] CID:39520
Tannhäuser {148}
Chicago, Illinois; 04/11/1907
[Met Performance] CID:39570
Tannhäuser {149}
Cincinnati, Ohio; 04/16/1907
[Met Performance] CID:39610
Tannhäuser {150}
St. Louis, Missouri; 04/18/1907
[Met Performance] CID:39670
Tannhäuser {151}
The Auditorium, St. Paul, Minnesota; 04/23/1907
[Met Performance] CID:39730
Tannhäuser {152}
Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 04/27/1907
[Met Performance] CID:40470  
New production
Tristan und Isolde {84}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/1/1908
Debut: Gustav Mahler
Reviews / Chapter: Mahler at the Met
[Met Performance] CID:40560
Tristan und Isolde {85}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/9/1908
[Met Performance] CID:40660
Tristan und Isolde {86}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/1908
[Met Performance] CID:40730
Tristan und Isolde {87}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/24/1908
[Met Performance] CID:40780
Tristan und Isolde {88}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 01/28/1908
[Met Performance] CID:40800
Tannhäuser {153}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/30/1908
[Met Performance] CID:40890
Die Walküre {118}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/7/1908
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:40950
Die Walküre {119}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 02/11/1908
[Met Performance] CID:40970
Die Walküre {120}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/13/1908
[Met Performance] CID:41040
Siegfried {82}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/1908
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:41090
Grand Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/1908
[Met Performance] CID:41130
Siegfried {83}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/1908
[Met Performance] CID:41160
Tristan und Isolde {90}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/29/1908
[Met Performance] CID:41240
Siegfried {84}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/7/1908
Review
[Met Performance] CID:41270
Tannhäuser {154}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 03/10/1908
[Met Performance] CID:41340
Tannhäuser {155}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/16/1908
[Met Performance] CID:41430
Siegfried {85}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 03/24/1908
[Met Performance] CID:41490
Tannhäuser {156}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/28/1908
[Met Performance] CID:41560
Tannhäuser {157}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/4/1908
[Met Performance] CID:41640
Tristan und Isolde {91}
Boston Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/11/1908
[Met Performance] CID:41660
Das Rheingold {45} Ring Cycle [34]
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/13/1908
[Met Performance] CID:41710
Siegfried {86} Ring Cycle [34]
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/16/1908
[Met Performance] CID:41790
Die Walküre {124}
Chicago, Illinois; 04/22/1908
[Met Performance] CID:41830
Tristan und Isolde {92}
Chicago, Illinois; 04/25/1908
[Met Performance] CID:41870
Die Walküre {125}
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 04/29/1908
[Met Performance] CID:42030
Die Walküre {126}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/18/1908
Debuts: Erik Schmedes, Allen Hinckley, Matja von Niessen-Stone, Rosina Van Dyck, Maria Ranzow, Fritz Feinhals
Review
[Met Performance] CID:42130 
Parsifal {46}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/26/1908
Debut: Herbert Witherspoon
Review
[Met Performance] CID:42220
Die Walküre {127}
Academy of Music, New York, Brooklyn; 12/2/1908
[Met Performance] CID:42260
Die Walküre {128}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/5/1908
[Met Performance] CID:42310 
Götterdämmerung {62}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/10/1908
Norns restored; Brünnhilde/Waltraute omitted
Debut: Marianne Flahaut
Review
[Met Performance] CID:42410
Götterdämmerung {63}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/18/1908
Review
[Met Performance] CID:42480
Tristan und Isolde {93}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/23/1908
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:42530
Grand Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/1908
[Met Performance] CID:42580
Parsifal {47}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/1/1909
[Met Performance] CID:42630
Tristan und Isolde {94}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/4/1909
[Met Performance] CID:42670
Tristan und Isolde {95}
Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 01/7/1909
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:42720
Grand Sunday Concert
Benefit for Italian Earthquake Sufferers

Metropolitan Opera House; 01/10/1909
[Met Performance] CID:42760
Die Walküre {129}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/1909
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:42810
Grand Popular Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/1909
[Met Performance] CID:42890
Götterdämmerung {64}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/23/1909
[Met Performance] CID:43060
Tannhäuser {158}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/5/1909
Debuts: Pierina Bongiovanni, Miss Gast
[Met Performance] CID:43120
Tannhäuser {159}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/10/1909
[Met Performance] CID:43150
Parsifal {48}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/1909
[Met Performance] CID:43170
Tannhäuser {160}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/13/1909
[Met Performance] CID:43210
Tannhäuser {161}
Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 02/16/1909
[Met Performance] CID:43240
Tannhäuser {162}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/1909
Debuts: Walter Soomer, Miss Krieger
[Met Performance] CID:43300
Parsifal {49}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1909
[Met Performance] CID:43440
Das Rheingold {46} Ring Cycle [35]
Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 03/4/1909
[Met Performance] CID:43480
Parsifal {50}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/6/1909
[Met Performance] CID:43520
Tannhäuser {163}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/9/1909
[Met Performance] CID:43560
Tristan und Isolde {96}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/1909
Review
[Met Performance] CID:43580
Tannhäuser {164}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/13/1909
[Met Performance] CID:44060
Parsifal {51}
Chicago, Illinois; 04/18/1909
[Met Performance] CID:44080
Tannhäuser {166}
Chicago, Illinois; 04/20/1909
[Met Performance] CID:45210
Parsifal {52}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/25/1909
[Met Performance] CID:45400
Tannhäuser {171}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/4/1909
Debuts: Margarete Horwitz, Violet Tarr
[Met Performance] CID:45450
Tosca {62}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 12/7/1909
[Met Performance] CID:45520 
Tosca {63}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/11/1909
Review
[Met Performance] CID:45570
Lohengrin {244}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 12/14/1909
[Met Performance] CID:45650
Lohengrin {245}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/18/1909
Review
[Met Performance] CID:45810
Tristan und Isolde {101}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/1909
[Met Performance] CID:45930
Parsifal {53}
Baltimore, Maryland; 01/1/1910
[Met Performance] CID:45990
Tristan und Isolde {102}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 01/4/1910
[Met Performance] CID:46000
Tannhäuser {172}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/5/1910
Debut: Jane Osborn-Hannah
[Met Performance] CID:46060
Die Walküre {134}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/8/1910
[Met Performance] CID:46100
Tristan und Isolde {103}
Boston, Massachusetts; 01/10/1910
[Met Performance] CID:46140
Tosca {66}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/1910
First Met Broadcast (Acts II, III)
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:46200
Parsifal {54}
Boston, Massachusetts; 01/15/1910
[Met Performance] CID:46240
Tannhäuser {173}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/1910
Review
[Met Performance] CID:46370
Das Rheingold {48} Ring Cycle [37]
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/24/1910
[Met Performance] CID:46430
Die Walküre {135} Ring Cycle [37]
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/1910
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:46490
Eleventh Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/30/1910
[Met Performance] CID:46570
Tristan und Isolde {104}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/3/1910
[Met Performance] CID:46670
Die Walküre {136}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 02/8/1910
[Met Performance] CID:46720
Lohengrin {248}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/1910
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:46760
Thirteenth Grand Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/13/1910
[Met Performance] CID:46920
Parsifal {55}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1910
[Met Performance] CID:46980
Das Rheingold {49} Ring Cycle [38]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/24/1910
[Met Performance] CID:47200
Parsifal {56}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 03/8/1910
[Met Performance] CID:47410
Tannhäuser {174}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/19/1910
[Met Performance] CID:47470
Die Walküre {138}
Baltimore, Maryland; 03/22/1910
Debut: Walter Hyde
[Met Performance] CID:47510
Parsifal {57}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/25/1910
[Met Performance] CID:47560
Die Walküre {139}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/28/1910
[Met Performance] CID:47660
Cavalleria Rusticana {123}
Coppélia {12}

New York, Manhattan, New Theatre; 04/1/1910
[Met Performance] CID:47740
Lohengrin {250}
Baltimore, Maryland; 04/5/1910
[Met Performance] CID:47800
Lohengrin {251}
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 04/7/1910
[Met Performance] CID:47900
Lohengrin {252}
Cleveland, Ohio; 04/12/1910
[Met Performance] CID:47960
Lohengrin {253}
Toledo, Ohio; 04/14/1910
[Met Performance] CID:48060
Lohengrin {254}
Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 04/19/1910
[Met Performance] CID:48120
Lohengrin {255}
St. Paul, Minnesota; 04/21/1910
[Met Performance] CID:48200
Parsifal {58}
Chicago, Illinois; 04/24/1910
[Met Performance] CID:48230
Lohengrin {256}
Chicago, Illinois; 04/26/1910
[Met Performance] CID:48270
Tannhäuser {178}
Chicago, Illinois; 04/27/1910
[Met Performance] CID:48360
Cavalleria Rusticana {127}
Pagliacci {107}

Louisville, Kentucky; 04/30/1910
[Met Performance] CID:48370
Lohengrin {257}
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/2/1910
Review
[Met Performance] CID:48430
Cavalleria Rusticana {128}
Pagliacci {109}

Paris, France; 05/23/1910
Debut: Alfredo Costa
[Met Performance] CID:48450
Cavalleria Rusticana {129}
Pagliacci {110}

Paris, France; 05/27/1910
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:48550
Gala Performance
Paris, France; 06/19/1910
[Met Performance] CID:48570
Cavalleria Rusticana {130}
Pagliacci {111}

Paris, France; 06/22/1910
[Met Performance] CID:49000 
United States Premiere
Armide {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/14/1910
Opening Night {26}
Giulio Gatti-Casazza, General Manager
Debuts: Lucia Fornaroli, Anna Mariani, Maison Muelle
Review
[Met Performance] CID:49020
Tannhäuser {179}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/16/1910
Debut: William Hinshaw
[Met Performance] CID:49100
Parsifal {59}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/24/1910
[Met Performance] CID:49180
Armide {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/30/1910
[Met Performance] CID:49220
Tannhäuser {180}
Academy of Music, Brooklyn ,New York; 12/3/1910
[Met Performance] CID:49270
Lohengrin {259}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/9/1910
[Met Performance] CID:49320
Tannhäuser {181}
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 12/13/1910
[Met Performance] CID:49520
Tannhäuser {183}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/1910
[Met Performance] CID:49570
Parsifal {60}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/2/1911
[Met Performance] CID:49600
Tristan und Isolde {106}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/4/1911
Review
[Met Performance] CID:49670
Tannhäuser {184}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/9/1911
Debut: Ada Torriani
[Met Performance] CID:49700
Armide {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/1911
[Met Performance] CID:49760
Lohengrin {261}
Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York; 01/17/1911
[Met Performance] CID:49860
Lohengrin {262}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/25/1911
[Met Performance] CID:49970
Tristan und Isolde {107}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/3/1911
[Met Performance] CID:50040
Die Walküre {144} Ring Cycle [39]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/9/1911
[Met Performance] CID:50110
Tosca {75}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/13/1911
[Met Performance] CID:50200
Tristan und Isolde {109}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1911
[Met Performance] CID:50240
Tosca {76}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/1911
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:50280
Fifteenth Sunday Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/1911
[Met Performance] CID:50300
Tosca {77}
Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York; 02/28/1911
[Met Performance] CID:50360
Parsifal {61}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/4/1911
[Met Performance] CID:50420
Die Walküre {145}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/9/1911
[Met Performance] CID:50450
Lohengrin {263}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/11/1911
[Met Performance] CID:50520
Tannhäuser {185}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/1911
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:50550
Eighteenth Sunday Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/19/1911
[Met Performance] CID:50570
Parsifal {62}
Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York; 03/21/1911
[Met Performance] CID:50620
Lohengrin {264}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/25/1911
[Met Performance] CID:50700
Tosca {79} Ballet Divertissement
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/31/1911
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:50780
Gala Performance
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/6/1911
[Met Performance] CID:50820
Tannhäuser {186}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/8/1911
[Met Performance] CID:50850
Parsifal {63}
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 04/11/1911
[Met Performance] CID:50880
Parsifal {64}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/1911
[Met Performance] CID:50920
Tannhäuser {187}
Montreal Canada; 04/17/1911
[Met Performance] CID:50970
Tannhäuser {188}
Cleveland, Ohio; 04/21/1911
[Met Performance] CID:52040
Tristan und Isolde {110}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/17/1911
Debut: Hermann Weil
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:52060
First Sunday Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/19/1911
[Met Performance] CID:52120
Lohengrin {266}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/25/1911
[Met Performance] CID:52180
Parsifal {65}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/30/1911
[Met Performance] CID:52290
Tristan und Isolde {111}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/9/1911
[Met Performance] CID:52370
Armide {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/16/1911
[Met Performance] CID:52780
Tannhäuser {189}
Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York; 01/13/1912
[Met Performance] CID:52810
Siegfried {96}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 01/16/1912
[Met Performance] CID:52840
Siegfried {97}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/1912
[Met Performance] CID:53110
Armide {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/8/1912
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:53150
Thirteenth Grand Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/1912
[Met Performance] CID:53210
Tristan und Isolde {114}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/15/1912
[Met Performance] CID:53230
Tannhäuser {190}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/17/1912
[Met Performance] CID:53270
Tosca {86}
Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York; 02/20/1912
[Met Performance] CID:53290
Götterdämmerung {75} Ring Cycle [40]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1912
[Met Performance] CID:53370
Tosca {87}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/1912
[Met Performance] CID:53400
Tannhäuser {191}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/1/1912
[Met Performance] CID:53490
Armide {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/8/1912
[Met Performance] CID:53530
Tannhäuser {192}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/11/1912
[Met Performance] CID:53620
Armide {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/18/1912
[Met Performance] CID:53660
Lohengrin {273}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/21/1912
[Met Performance] CID:53740
Die Walküre {150}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/28/1912
Review
[Met Performance] CID:53770
Tannhäuser {193}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/30/1912
[Met Performance] CID:53840
Parsifal {67}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/5/1912
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:53880
Twenty-first And Last But One Sunday Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/7/1912
[Met Performance] CID:53910
Die Walküre {151}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/10/1912
[Met Performance] CID:53980
Tannhäuser {194}
Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/15/1912
Debut: Miss Kespar, Jessie Rogge
[Met Performance] CID:54010
Lohengrin {274}
Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/17/1912
[Met Performance] CID:54502
Tannhäuser {196}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/13/1912
Debuts: Louise Cox, Stella De Mette, Veni Warwick, Margherita Pezzatini, Hilda Wall
[Met Performance] CID:54505
Götterdämmerung {76}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/16/1912
[Met Performance] CID:54509
Tannhäuser {197}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 11/19/1912
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:54515
Second Sunday Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/24/1912
[Met Performance] CID:54519
Parsifal {68}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/28/1912
[Met Performance] CID:54528
Götterdämmerung {77}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/04/1912
[Met Performance] CID:54532
Tannhäuser {198}
Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York; 12/07/1912
[Met Performance] CID:54539
Die Walküre {152}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/14/1912
[Met Performance] CID:54547
Götterdämmerung {78}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/20/1912
[Met Performance] CID:54555
Die Walküre {153}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/26/1912
Review
[Met Performance] CID:54562
Parsifal {69}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/01/1913
[Met Performance] CID:54567
Die Walküre {154}
Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York; 01/04/1913
[Met Performance] CID:54574  
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/1913
Debut: Attilio Comelli
Review
[Met Performance] CID:54579
Tristan und Isolde {116}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/15/1913
[Met Performance] CID:54584
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/1913
[Met Performance] CID:54590
Tristan und Isolde {117}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/23/1913
[Met Performance] CID:54595
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/1913
[Met Performance] CID:54607
Die Walküre {155} Ring Cycle [41]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/06/1913
[Met Performance] CID:54620
Die Walküre {156}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/15/1913
Review
[Met Performance] CID:54625 
Götterdämmerung {79} Ring Cycle [41]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1913
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:54630
Fifteenth Sunday Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/1913
[Met Performance] CID:54636
Tristan und Isolde {119}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/1913
Review
[Met Performance] CID:54641
Tosca {91}
Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York; 03/04/1913
[Met Performance] CID:54646
Tannhäuser {201}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/08/1913
[Met Performance] CID:54649
Tosca {92}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/10/1913
Review
[Met Performance] CID:54651
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/1913
Review
[Met Performance] CID:54654
Die Walküre {158}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/1913
[Met Performance] CID:54662
Parsifal {70}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/21/1913
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:54666
Nineteenth Sunday Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/23/1913
[Met Performance] CID:54669
Lohengrin {277}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/26/1913
Review
[Met Performance] CID:54680
Tannhäuser {202}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/03/1913
[Met Performance] CID:54683
Lohengrin {278}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/05/1913
[Met Performance] CID:54690
Tannhäuser {203}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/11/1913
[Met Performance] CID:55010
Tosca {96}
Albany, New York; 11/18/1913
Debut: Giovanni Martinelli
[Met Performance] CID:55040 
Lohengrin {279}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/21/1913
Debuts: Anna Giordano, Margarete Ober
Review
[Met Performance] CID:55110
Parsifal {71}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/27/1913
Debut: Sophie Braslau
[Met Performance] CID:55170
Lohengrin {280}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/1/1913
[Met Performance] CID:55230
Tosca {97}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/6/1913
[Met Performance] CID:55290
Tannhäuser {204}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/12/1913
Debut: Adele Giordano
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:55320
Fourth Sunday Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/14/1913
[Met Performance] CID:55340
Tannhäuser {205}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 12/16/1913
[Met Performance] CID:55380
New production
Die Walküre {159}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/20/1913
[Met Performance] CID:55430
Tristan und Isolde {120}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/24/1913
[Met Performance] CID:55510
Tannhäuser {206}
Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York; 12/30/1913
[Met Performance] CID:55530
Parsifal {72}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/1/1914
[Met Performance] CID:55630
Die Walküre {160}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/9/1914
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:55660
Eighth Sunday Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/1914
[Met Performance] CID:55730
Lohengrin {281}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/1914
[Met Performance] CID:55800
Tristan und Isolde {122}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/1914
[Met Performance] CID:55830
Tannhäuser {207}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/24/1914
[Met Performance] CID:55880
New production
Das Rheingold {53} Ring Cycle [42]
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/29/1914
Review
[Met Performance] CID:55970
Die Walküre {161} Ring Cycle [42]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/5/1914
Debut: Rudolf Berger
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:56020
Twelfth Sunday Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/8/1914
[Met Performance] CID:56040
Tosca {100}
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 02/10/1914
[Met Performance] CID:56090
Tristan und Isolde {123}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/14/1914
[Met Performance] CID:56150
New production
Götterdämmerung {80} Ring Cycle [42]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/1914
[Met Performance] CID:56190
Die Walküre {162}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/21/1914
[Met Performance] CID:56230
Tosca {102}
Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York; 02/24/1914
[Met Performance] CID:56340
Die Walküre {163}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1914
[Met Performance] CID:56440
Götterdämmerung {82}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/13/1914
[Met Performance] CID:56490
Lohengrin {283}
Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York; 03/17/1914
[Met Performance] CID:56550
Lohengrin {284}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/21/1914
[Met Performance] CID:56570
Die Walküre {164}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/23/1914
[Met Performance] CID:56680
Die Walküre {165}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/1/1914
[Met Performance] CID:56760
Die Walküre {166}
Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York; 04/7/1914
[Met Performance] CID:56790
Parsifal {73}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/10/1914
[Met Performance] CID:56860
Tannhäuser {208}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/15/1914
[Met Performance] CID:56960
Lohengrin {285}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/23/1914
Review

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