The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes
, baritone, made his Metropolitan Opera
debut as the Herald in Otello, on opening night,
November 24, 1902. His other roles that season were Fiorello in
Barbiere, Marullo and Borsa in Rigoletto, Sciarrone in Tosca, Retz in
Huguenots, Morales in Carmen,
D'Obigny in Traviata, an Officer in Prophète, the Corporal in Fille du
Régiment, and Gregorio in Roméo et
Juliette. He received $760 for singing fifty-two performances.
Most of Grau's supporting artists were not re-engaged by Heinrich Conried when
he took over the theater in 1903, but Bégué survived under both
Conried and Giulio Gatti-Casazza until 1917. He sang Zuniga with Fremstad,
Caruso, and Journet in the tour performance of Carmen
the night of the San Francisco earthquake.
ERNANI (Jago): Side 5/Bands 1, 2
TOSCA (Sciarrone): Side 7/Band 6