Max Rabinoff has engaged a complete Russian unit for his season with the Cosmopolitan Opera Association at the New York Hippodrome, which starts the evening of October 8, with a performance of “Carmen.” Four Russian productions have been prepared. The first is “Boris Godunoff,” to be given on the second night of the season, with Max Pantalieff in the title role. The second will be “Khovanschina,” to be given during the second week. Later “Le Coq D’Or” and “Prince Igor” will be presented. All operas will be sung in Russian.
They will be conducted by Michel Steinman, who has had extensive experience with Russian opera in Europe. He was the principal conductor of the Diaghileff Ballet Russe. He has conducted for Fedor Chaliapin, for the Opera Comique in Paris and has directed in many important European cities. This is his first season in America.