Evaluation of Ponselle’s Traviata from the next season (1932) by Francis D. Perkins within the Herald Tribune:
Miss Ponselle’s Violetta was, as earlier than, unabashedly emotional and demonstrative-an solely legitimate interpretation if not one which eclipses recollections of the extra aristocratic, extra subtly delineated interpretation of this position by Lucrezia Bori-and the famous American soprano was often in glorious voice. Her vigorous therapy of sure measures was not altogether tailored to the model and contour of the music, however she provided a lot eloquent, exquisitely phrased singing.
On at the present time in 2005 mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato made her Met debut as Cherubino.
Birthday anniversaries of composer Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739); tenor Giuseppe Lugo (1898); movie, stage and opera director and designer Luchino Visconti (1906); baritone Sigurd Björling (1907); composer Harold Faberman (1929); soprano Ruth Falcon (1942); movie and stage director Patrice Chéreau (1944) and composer and conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli (1946).