Concert program for a performance by American soprano Geraldine Farrar and Her Company in Carmen, music by George Bizet. The musical director was Carlo Peroni. The associate conductor was Claude Gonvierre.
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STEERS & COMAN Present GERALDINE FARRAR and Her Company Municipal Auditorium FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 21, 1924 PROGRAMME An Operatic Fantasie in Three Acts CARMEN A Modern revised version from the book of Prosper Merimee to the music of Georges Bizet The Cast Carmen Geraldine Farrar Mercedes Neira Riegger Micaela Emma Roe Don Jose Luigi Pasinati or Edward Molitor Escamillo Joseph Royer Zuniga Marcel Vision The Dancers Ruth Laird Mildred Leisy Gladys Meredith Star Woodman Musical Director Carlo Peroni Associate Conductor Claude Gonvierre Incidental dances devised by Ned Wayburn Costumes from original designs executed by Henri Bendel, New York Correct librettos with French text and English translation for sale in the lobby The Steinway is the official piano EXECUTIVE STAFF Manager J. Savage Stage Manager S. Katzman Librarian A. Cappabianca Orchestra Manager L. Bucci Carpenter S. Cohen Concert Master Pietro Marino Electrician E. Driscoll SYNOPSIS OF CARMEN Act 1 Carmen, a lawless Gypsy, deliberately tries to win Don Jose's attentions. His interest is indifferent even when Mercedes predicts a passionate attachment following his meeting with Carmen. His thoughts linger on his betrothal to Micaela, who comes bearing a letter and a gift from his mother. Following a quarrel with Mercedes^ Carmen is put under surveillance of Jose by Zuniga, a brother officer. Alone with Carmen, Jose succumbs to her Wiles and releases her, promising to join her later. Zuniga returns and Carmen, under cover of a flirtation, manages to bind him with her own rope and escape, while Jose blocks his attempt at pursuit. Act 2 Escamillo, the Toreador, tells a thrilling tale of his exploits in the bull-ring to a group of Gypsies. Carmen joins them to await the coming of Don Jose, whose distant song brings a glow of happiness to her heart. Her joy is shortlived, for, though protesting undying love for her, at the sound of the bugle he responds to duty's call and rejoins his regiment. Baffled and furious, she yields to the fascinating Toreador, who returns in time to woo the wrathful Gypsy to his arms. Act 3 Micaela meanwhile is seeking her betrothed and offers a prayer that he return to her. It is the day of the Fiesta. The Toreador is the hero of the hour. Carmen is warned by Mercedes that Jose is trying to find her. Jose arrives and pleads with her to join him, but Carmen, now infatuated with the bull-fighter, no longer cares. Jose, driven mad by jealousy and rage and the final insult of her return of his ring, slays her in the white heat of passion. GERALDINE FARRAR Tonight in Person After her appearance—the Victrola For if you own a Victrola you can enjoy Farrar and all the other Victor artists, in whatever melodies you enjoy, as often as you like. "The Piano will be a STEINWAY" Concert Artists in striking majority are wedded to the STEINWAY piano. Sherman, Clay & Co. Sixth and Morrison Streets PORTLAND, OREGON
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November 21, 1924