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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: NOVEMBER 19, 15116.
Song Birds of the San Carlo Company
By HENRIETTA M. REES.
G M V X V I ANDSRI'Rr,
I h:is tef t us. With the page
,3 1 torn across, the melody
innmsnea. the dissonances
and harmonies unresolved,
he has koiic from this life.
Uaung it as he would not have left
any composition he ever" wrote. The
shock and tragedy of it spread ever
widening circles over the surface of
our usually tranquil existence, and
cast a gloom wherever the music and
activity or jollity of this cheery little
man were known. He was a thorough
musician, and held a high place in
Omaha's musical life, yet the very
points in his character which made
his music so worth while were the
ones which accentuated the difficul
ties of life for him. Intensely idealis
tic, the real was bound to be a dis
appointment in comparison. Yet it
was this very idealism which fired his
creative ability, and helped him to
he able to translate, into tones the
' beautiful ideas it brought to him and
which gave his compositions worth
over and above their technical expres
sion. It was this idealism which in
spired him to his greatest efforts in
composition or in teaching, . which
made hint so appreciative of talent for
its own sake, and so untiring in his
efforts to attain those heights he saw
before him. Kednly sensitive to appre
ciatin or neglect, through this same
idealism, he often experienced dis
couragement or disappointment when
people or circumstances did not come
up to his high expectations of them.
For the best and greatest music he
had an unbounded enthusiasm, and he
was' widely conversant with the finest
literature of all forms and periods of
the art. He greatly valued the classics,
but would have none of the modern
compositions except that in which he
'could- find genuine and sustained
merit, permitting the use of nothing
but the best in his teaching. He knew
music well not only from an aesthetic
but from a practical side, and whether
bis buoyant sense of humor found ex
pression in a comic song with as
much-umor iiv the music as in the
words, : or "whether in serious mood,
he composed for voice or instrument,
the music was always well written,
i with an ease and mastery qf its gram
mar which permitted of freedom and
cleverness in expression.
But now he has gone, and the
theme of his life will not recur again
in Time's great symphony. And
though we'll have no more bright
tones awakened by his touch, no more
new compositions from his pen, the
influence of his high ideals in music
and the impress of them through his
work will long remain. Practically all
of the professional musicians of Oma
ha turned out for his funeral, and
many are the friends and music lov
ers who will miss him.
One cannot pick up a musical maga
zine nowadays without seeing more
and more about Community Singing.
The idea haj spread like wildfire all
through the cities and towns of the
United States and some of them are'
holding "sings" every week, not only '
for the pleasure of each week's sing- ,
ing. but also working toward a great j
rousing Christmas "sing" as a sort
of holiday celebration, and with ev- I
ery week s rehearsal by everyone in
the community who can attend the I
songs are bound to go better and I
better in preparation for this great !
event. In climates where an outdoor
celebration is impracticable, but
where a large municipal auditorium is
handy, this affords opportunity for a
great manifestation of holiday spirit
and good will, and there is no
more natural expression for exuber
ant spirits as singing nor anvthing
which makes the participants eel as
joyous in the bargain.
The first of the series of concerts
to be given at the Metropolitan club
house this season, under the manage
ment of Miss Kfvclyn McCaffrey, will
take place this afternoon at 4 o'clock,
when Oscar Seagle, baritone, will be
presented in song recital. Mr. Seagle
comes wartnly recommended by the
eastern critics, who agreed in their
praise of his artistic singing. They
speak of the natural beauty of his
voice, bis technical excellence, his !
liction and his artistic interpretation.
VV. J. Henderson of the New York
Sun considers him "one of the best
cauipped and most delightful recital
singers now before the public." and
Mr. Krehhiel of the New York Trib
une, who is often called the dean of
American critics, says of him: "He
is nearest, of all in artistic kinship to
Mine. Sembricb. His performance
is quite beyond praise." His pro
gram is as follows:
Kri lu L'n Bull,, hi Msl)frH Vrdl
Dolt-e Hmur. imdalu Dli. . Kratiiivaco liavalll
Noa Premiers Amours Comlti( da
Chanson a bolr
. Seventeenth Century French
Lamento Provpncale .Palaallhe
i:ialr de l.une Saule
3ernient d'Amour Webber
Vol Nocturnea Oretchanlnow
Avant la Bataille .'...Chopin
Wenn du. meln Debater, steigt aum
Hlmmel auf Wolf
Ah Oiove Old Welnh
John Peel Old' English
Bank of the Daisies Old Irish
Ballynure Ballad ..Old Irish
Deep River . Burleigh
.loyoua Wanders! Manuscript Horaman
(Written for and dedicated to Mr. Beagle.)
Mr. Henri Doertng at the piano.
The first conference devoted en
tirely to the discussion of Commu
nity Music ever held in the west will
uc ine one neia at Lincoln Saturday,
November 25, under the auspices of
the State Federation of Music Clubs.
The conference headquarters will be
at the Lincoln hotel, and the morning
meeting will be held there beginning
at 9:30. At this time there will be
held discussion of the different phases
of the work. In the afternoon fur
ther discussion will be. held and a
concert given by visiting musical or-
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"A V 'tA V "
A noteworthy feature of the coming
performances of the San Carlo Grand
Opera company at the Auditorium
will be the magnificent new scenic
investiture and the splendid cos
tuming. The San Carlo organization
has a repertoire of some fifteen
operas. Shortly after the termination
of the 1915-16 tour of the company,
which ended April 1 at Harrisburg,
the entire equipment for these pro
ductions was placed in one of New
York City's largest storage ware
houses. A fire which occurred in July
destroyed the building and its con
tents, involving the loss of the San
Carlo scenic effects.
It required the services of expert
scenic artists a period of more than
sixty days to reconstruct and paint
the big pieces which now constitute
the equipment of the San Carlo or
ganization in this respect, while noted
opera costumers of Italy were en
gaged to design and furnish an en
tirely new and costly wardrobe for
the many productions sung by the
company upon its present trans
continental tour. Some idea of the
t a ' l
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magnitude of this task may be had
when it is known that the following
operas are being given, "La Tosca,
"II Trovatore," "Carmen," "Faust,"
"Rigoletto," "Lucia Di Lammermoor,"
"Martha,". "Tales of Hoffman," "La
Sonnambula," "Masked Ball," "La
Traviata," "Aida," "Lohengrin," "La
Gioconda" and "Cavalieria Rusticana"
and "Pagliacci," given as a double
bill. Three extra-length baggage cars
are required, to transport this vast
volume of costly material.
I The local engagement of the San
(Cunttniiril from Column Two Thin Vg)
ganiatitms and a children's festival
Al the city auditorium at which 1,000
Lincoln children will take part. In
tlic evening there will he held al the
auditorium an intercommunity con
cert, in which several hundred singers
from all parts of the state will par
ticipate, i earners anu music luvcis
who desire to attend will kindly send
, wuid to Miss Hzl'l kinscclla. state
president of Nebraska Federation of
I Music Clubs, Lincoln, Neb.
wtll piny a Orleff nonaU nd the Wlnntawikl
Conrr!o No, ' In D miner.
The next of Mrs, Kabrlikle'g monlhlr pu
pil' rmiiltt wtll be hftld at Thoosophlcail
hull, room 701 lire building, Frtdity sveninf,
! Her Omaha friends arc rejoicing
; with Miss Myrtle Moses in the suc
cess of her recent New York re
: cital. She is the second Omaha gir1
in the last few weeks to make good
; in the great metropolis and to re
: ceive mtiimis consideration from llic
critics. Miis Moses has spent much
- time since her removal to Chicago
j in musical study, both abroad and in
; that city, and is one of the mrzzo
j sopranos of the Chicago Opera com
pany. This year she has spent much
time in concert work, having tilled
j successful engagements in the south
and wrst as well as in the larger
! cities. v
The Chicago operatic debut of Mis
Elizabeth lAmaden took place last
week when she sang the part of ha
lome in Massenet's "Merodiade"
with the forces of Mr. Campanini,
Miss Amsden will be remembered by
; many people in Omaha. She came
i to Omaha in the early '0s( about
j the time that Mr. Torrcns came. She
I tauffht music and was alto soloist at
the First .Methodist church with Mrs.
Martin Cahn. R. V. Brcckenridgc
and others. According to Mr. John
Mellcn. this was about the time that
Rev. Frank Crane was ' pastor
there. She remained here only a few
vears and returned to the east. More
I recently she has been a member of
! the Ronton Opera company, con
trolled for many years by Mr. Rus
! sell nf that citv. and which was brok
en up .soon after the opening of the
European war. Newspaper comment
upon her debut in Chicago last
Wednesday was favorable. Mr. Bo
rowski of the Chicago Herald speaks
of her as one qf the high lights of the
The Chitfo Knirlioh Opera company will
i uppear n( the BrnUi ihtater (or tbre?
; nig Mm unci HnturUsty mutt nee, November 31,
: .!4 mill The opera, premnted will be
I "Lohttrtn."by Wagner, Thuriday; "Alile.."
hy rUI.' KrliUy: "II Trovatoro." by Verdi,
1 Httlurriuy evnlnir, with l he double bill.
I 'TitvitllerlH RuMth anu," by Maiuaernl, and
i "Clf-oitAlra." hy llorafall, at the Saturday
j Kdlili I,. Watinner will preaent her pupil.
I V.h Anne ili Kvans. tn a piano rocttal,
! nlmerl by Mli Snlome Abbot, contralto, pupil
of Mm, Wolpion. at Ihe Ho h mo tier A Maeller
,,uMttrtum Krtdny evening. November "4.
Rorthe Clerk will accompany litaa Ab
it Mlee l''vnne will play program of
oIwhIc it ntt modern compoettiona.
All SalnlH' rhurr.h chntr. under the rtlrer
lltii of .1 H. Slmma, wtll five a aacrort con-i-ert
once overy month beginning with ihe
firn( on-- next Hunday afternoon. November
26. at 4 o'clock, titvera. years ago the choir
in vc mon i hly concert of aacred muelc,
which were very uue.eaafnl, and the newa
I that thae are to be raeumed wttl be gladly
! rpn'tvpil hy many who remember them,
i Many. of the flneat eiamptea of aacred mualc
1 wtll b! preaenled, Among the aoloista will
1 bo Mlxt. I .a lira Peteraon. Alice Duval. C .
i Havereloi-li, Mlsa .loculyn Charde. Mr. Henry
(i. coi 1 play a violin solo. Thia choir
hun won an enviable reputation for Itaelf In
ho ill churrlt and maetcal clrclea.
The Han Carlo Opera company, which will
appear at the Omaha Auditorium In Janu
ary, htia .luat completed an engagement
at Ht. Loula. where it received high com
mendation from both preae and public.
Mian Cora fk-hwarta preaented eeveral of
her puplta tn a aong recital In Hlaa Cooper
recital hall, 30 Lyrtc building, Wodneaday
evening.. November II. Those taking part
were Mian A Mr L. Onrrett. Mrs. Joseph D.
Inmmnnffcr. Mr. Allen Kinder. Htss Edtth
Uoehte. Mr. Paul Oya. Mies Cora Quick, Miss
Kin-1 Wondbrtdgs and Miss Margaret
Woodruff. They were asslatod by Miss
Helen Taylor, pianist, pupil of Jen 01 1 be' t
Jones, who contributed two numbers. M'sa
flchwarts accompanied. An Interesting fact
connected with the program was the ap
pearance nf Mr. Paul Oya. a Japans, who.
Mies Hchwarts says, poasesjma sn unusual
baritone voice of rich, mellow quality and
good rang. Before coming to this eean
try he was a student at the Royal academy
st Tokto and graduated In the same el ass
with Tnmakt Mlura, the little Japan so
prano who sang "Madam Butterfly" with the
Hoaton Opera company In Omaha last year.
Carlo company, which is under the
management of Mr. Lucius Pryor,
will include the following operas:
"Tales of Hoffman," "Lohengrin,"
"Martha," "Pagliacci," and "Cavalieria
Rusticanna," the dates being Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday (with
matinee on Saturday), January 25, 26
and 27. A generously low scale of
prices arranged between Mr. Pryor
and the opera management makes the
event one of unusal attractiveness to
music students. The season tickets go
on sale on Monday, November ZU.
Thl aTtemoon at 3:0 the letter Car
rier band, under the direction of A. A.
Wodemever. will give a concert at the Mu
nicipal auditorium for the benefit of the
Aaaodnled Charities. The hand will b as
Klatetl bv Beulah Dale Turner, soprano, who
will ahtg the "Ave Maria" by Barh-Oounod.
with violin obligate, by Mlsa Madge West.
Mrs, Klola Wood Mllllken will ac.cott.pany.
The admission fee to this conrsrt si but
nominal and the Mttlrs proossds go to the
The ladles' society of th First Congrega
tional church will preaent Frederic C. Frs
mantel, tenor, with Mrs. Fremantel at the
piano, in a song recital Tuesday evening, No
vember 8), at 1:111, al the .church, Nine
teenth and Davenport streets. The program
la made up of a group of five song, by
Schubert, Roger Quitter, Cyril Scott and
l.nn.ion Ronald, the aria "Onawey, Awake,
Beloved," by Coleridge Taylor; a group of
French songs,' some of which ar novelties,
and several Beethoven songs. This It Mr.
Fremantei'a first recital since hi return to
Omaha from Minneapolis.
Mrs. Louise Xabiiskle will present tirade
Lefdy Burger tn a violin recital, ana I ted by
Oertrude Radinsky, soprano, pupil of Mrs.
Iula Jensen Wyllc, and a violin quartet,
consisting of Mrs. Zabfiskle, Flora Khukert,
Myrtle Cloud and Qertrud Keeper (Flora
Seara at the piano), at the North 8lde Chris
tlan church. Twenty-second and Iiethpop
atreeta. Tuesday evening. November II, at
Dili. Among other numbers Mrs, Burger
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cox. th Misses
einlse and Madge West, Messrs. Bdwin
( lark snd Will Hetherlngton wtll go t Lin
coln Tuesday afternoon for an venlng con
cert of chamber music and violin solos. Th
Henry Cox nulntst wtll perform tb Jadas
sohn quintet In C minor and Mr. Cos. will
play two group of solos, on group with
New York Man to Talk at
Commercial Club Friday
James B. Haney of New York City,
an authority on municipal art, it to
speak at a Commercial club luncheon
Friday, November 24.
All the New
. New on Salt at " '
Schmoller & Mueller
Piano Company :
1311-13 Farnam St. ' .
ISan Carlo Grand Opera Company!
THIRD RETURN ENGAGEMENT
I Thursday, Friday, Saturday and AT TP.T'TOP TT TM fW A T-f A 1
I Saturday Matinee, January 25, 26, 27 -AU LJL 1 JIL U1V1 . wlvlOllrv. I
Same "Dollar Season Tickets" plan as in former years, except that this year we will positively sell onlv s
2,500 "DOLLAR SEASON TICKETS"
1 Last season and season before the number of "Dollar Season Tickets" sold were practically only limited by your desire to purchase. s
THIS YEAR the company and orchestra are much larger and the scenery and costumes even more lavish than on former visits, and costs considerably more money H
for the productions. ' H
SBUT instead of raising prices we are limiting the number of ."Dollar Season Tickets" Thus, after these 2,500 "Green Tickets" are gone, music loving Omaha will
have to either pay regular prices or regale themselves with "canned music." ' s
THIS AD WILL PROBABLY NOT BE PUBLISHED AGAIN
And is published for the benefit of our friends and regular patrons. 1
Buy your "Dollar Season Tickets" immediately in person or by mail. This will certainly be a whirlwind ticket selling campaign, for these "Dollar Season Tickets"' are
in the hands of 36 different "Opera Boosters" this minute, who have them for sale. If this ad brings out demands for more than 2,500 "Dollar Season Tickets" the
orders will be filled in the rotation received, and those applying too late will have their money returned immediately.
As in former years, the "Dollar Season Tickets" require an extra cost for reservation of seats of from
10c to 75c each opera, according to location, of sittings. BUT ALL YOU NEED TO DO NOW is to get your
"DOLLAB SEASON TICKETS," which can be reserved by mail or in person on or after January 1st (one
week in advance of the regular sale of seats).
Thus yonaro able to hear the most wonderful of opera by the GREATEST OF ALL TRAVELING OR
GANIZATIONS singing and producing the standard grand operas at a net price of from 3ic to $1.00 per seat
' Thursday Evening, January 25 "TALES OF HOFFMAN"
Friday Evening, January 2t "LOHENGRIN"
Saturday Matinee, January 27 "MARTHA"
Saturday Eve., Jan. 27 tiala Double Bill I'PAGLIACCI and CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
The company, under the directorship of FORTUNE GALLO, includes such world-famous
opranos Edvicre Vaccari, Mary Kaestner, Louise Darclee, Sophie Charlebois.
Mezzo Sopranos Maddalena Carreno, Stella De Mette.
Tenors Manuel Salazar, Pietro Corallo, Salvatore Sciaretti.
Baritones Angelo Antola, Giuseppe Battistini, Davide Silva.
Basses Pietro Di Biasi, Natale Cervi, Carlo Peroni.
With complete corps de ballet, chorus and grand opera orchestra.
Address all mail orders, accompanied by a check and self-addressed stamped envelope
(one dollar for each season ticket), to
LUCIUS PRYOR, Local Mgr., Auditorium, Omaha
Or they may be secured in person from A. llospe Co. Sheet Music Dept. Green's Phar
macy, Auditorium Mgr.'s Office, Second Floor Auditorium; Camp's Drug Store, Council
Bluffs, la.; Mrs. J. I. Ray, Fremont, Neb.; Mr. Hilt Wescott, Plattsmouth. Neb., or from
any one of dozens of our grand opera boosters.
Boxes from Mrs. Alfred Sorenson.
The famous musical critic- Mr. Richard Spamer in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat of Saturday morning, November 4, 1916, says:
EE It may not be a gracious thing to do, but in this instance
just one linotype of comparison must be indulged in. It shall
EE take the form of a query: If Ellis grand opera at the Coli-
seum (as instanced in Thursday night's II Trovatore) was worth
a throw, what, by the same gauge, was flallo's (The San
Carlo Co.) Aida worth at the Odeon Friday evening! The answer is
that Ellis grand opera wasn't worth $5, and Gallo's would have been
cheap at double the price. It is necessary once in a while to apply the
ledger standard lo vocal art, and this is a kind of trial balance. And
here we shall close the books. How Oallo manages to keep together a
company like the one that began a brief sojourn at the Odeon last night
is a mystery nobody can solve but himself, and he "won't tell."
Mason & Hamlin Piano Used A. Hospe Co., Agents.
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