Concert program for a performance of Verdi's Il Trovatore as presented by Portland National Grand Opera Company. The orchestra was directed by Mischa Pelz. Maurice Dubin, the director of the opera, sang the tenor aria Celesta Aida from Verdi's Aida by special request for the prologue.
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CIVIC AUDITORIUM Sat. Eve., Jan. 2nd, at 8:40 p. m. PORTLAND NATIONAL GRAND OPERA CO. Presents Full Synopsis of VERDI'S IL TROVATORE IN FOUR ACTS ORCHESTRA DIRECTED BY MISCHA PELZ Announcing Our Annual January Clearance With Outstanding Values in MEN'S, WOMEN'S and CHILDREN'S APPAREL EASTERN OUTFITTING CO. 10th and Washington No Interest or Carrying Charges PROLOGUE In honour of Verdi, the great operatic composer, MAURICE DUBIN, dramatic tenor and director of PORTLAND'S NATIONAL GRAND OPERA CO., will sing the tenor aria, Celesta Aida from Verdi's AIDA by special request. 7 Months to Pay FULL SYNOPSIS OF VERDI'S IL TROVATORE IN 4 ACTS Characters as they appear FERRANDO (Basso Cantanto) ORR CHECK Captain of the Guards LEONORA (Dramatic Soprano) JEAN ULRICH A noble lady of Arragon INEZ (Soprano) GRACE SILCHER Lady in waiting to Leonora COUNT DI LUNA (Baritone) EVERETT CRAVEN A powerful Noble of Arragon MANRICO (Lyric Dramitic Tenor) EDWIN BEACH A young gypsy of myterious birth AZUCENA (Mezzo Soprano) MDME. ROSIE DUBIN A wandring old gypsy DANCER CARMELITA DOREE A Chorus of Attendants, Soldiers, Gypsies, etc. The drama takes place in Northern Spain in the Fifteenth Century. Members of the Chorus Rita Pilliaid Helen Fitzpatrick Isabel Beckwith Leonore Merritt Hollys Dotson Juanita Palmquist Polly Lusk Robert McFadden Edwin Mickel Betty Rogers Maxwell Armstrong Raymond Sweeney-Nancy Frank Lee Schlesser Robert Duscheck Marguerita Mozzanin Adith Cook Sam Stein Anna Small Betty Peake Alfa Drasbek Margaret Monaghan All Supplies for the New Year Diaries, Date Books, Loose Leaf Systems, Blank Books, etc. THE J. K. GILL CO. S. W. Fifth at Stark STORY OF THE OPERA ACT I Gardens of the Palace, at midnight. Ferrando, Captain of the Guards, relates how an old gypsy was burned to death for witchcraft! Her daughter Azucena stole the old Count di Luna's child and seemingly burnt it at the stake in revenge. Leonora enters, explaining to her lady in waiting, Inez who doubts the issue of her great love for a mysterious wandering troubadour, Manrico. As they reenter the palace, the young Count di Luna and Manrico, the troubadour, almost simultaneously reach the gardens from different avenues to pay court to the lovely Leonora. When each sees his rival they cross swords in bitter combat, Leonora rushing in and swooning as the curtain falls. ACT II A Gypsy Camp. At this gypsy settlement, some months later, Manrico is visiting the tribe, as here in hiding amongst them is the old tragic creature, Azucena, melancholy, and shattered in her wit, the woman he has known since babyhood as his mother. In the midst of the gypsies merriment, she recounts to them in a fierce ballad a dreadful act—a woman burned at the stake—and charges Manrico with her mother's last words from the flames—Avenge Me—. When left alone she tells him that to avenge her mother's death she stole the child of the old Count di Luna, and in her frenzy had thrown her own child to the flames instead. Finding her mistake, she adopts the Count's child as her own, and he, Mamrico, was that child. In the meantime, the Count has seized the lovely Leonora and in trying to save her, Manrico was captured, his mother arrested and both thrown into prison. ENTRANCE COMMENTATOR—George L. Koehn. Subject—"Portland's Opportunity and Her Obligations to Her Young Artists." Conservatory of Operatic Art under the personal supervision of MAURICE DUBIN World Famous Tenor and Producer Beginners with good voices trained. Advanced students coached in operatic roles, from which will be formed a professional opeiatic company to tour. Four further particulars phone BEacon 6161 or Maurice Dubin, 944 S. E. Maiden Street COSTUMES DESIGNED and MADE TO ORDER | HOLLYWOOD COSTUMERS 734 S. W. Tenth Avenue BEacon 9754 MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. Springfield, Massachusetts Philip Engclhart 514 Corbett Bldg. General Agent ATwater 0278 H. L. Day L. Caroll Day DAY MUSIC COMPANY Pianos - Radios - Musical Instruments Sheet Music 817 S. W. 9th Avenue Bet. Yamhill & Taylor AT. 3454 ACT III Leonora comes to see Manrico in prison, but he tells her he was—son before he became lover—and cannot now leave his old mother, who is to be burned at the stake at dawn, and he to be executed. It is here he sooths his mother to sleep, as they sing in waking moments the Pathetic—Home to our Mountains. ACT IV SCENE I Leonora begging the Count for Manrico's life offers herself to di Luna in exchange, di Luna, overjoyed, consents to spare Manrico's life, but Leonora exclaims after taking poison—I will be thine, but cold and lifeless. ACT IV SECENE II As the strains of the famous Miserere cease, Leonora affirms her love for Manrico, and collapses and dies from the poison. The Count finding he has been jilted orders Manrico to be executed, dragging Azucena to view his corpse. She shrieks—Manrico was your brother—then triumphantly exclaiming—Thou art avenged to Mother—falls to the floor lifeless. Compliments of COLLINS & ERWIN PIANO CO 2nd Floor Alderway Building Broadway and Alder Compliments of NEUBAUER'S Grocery and Bakery 1735 S. W. 11th Avenue Compliments of DR. GEORGE F. A. WALKER Optometrist Morgan Building SHEET MUSIC SERVICE INC. Efficient Service for Musicians Mail Orders Given Special Attention Music for all instruments - all voices and combinations including Band and Orchestra 618 S. W. Park Avenue Portland, Oregon BE. 0466 AUNE PORTRAIT STUDIO Today's Portraits are Tomorrow's Treasure 425 Morgan Building BE. 0549
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January 2, 1937