Scope and arrangement
Diary of operas seen during Brady's European trip in 1901. The longest section, on Germany, consists of mounted programs for and comments in ink about Der Barbier von Bagdad, Cavalleria Rusticana, Der Afrikanerin, Bastien und Bastienne, Der Entfürung aus dem Serail, Der Prophet, Rigoletto, Mignon, Falstaff, Rienzi, Der Mikado, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung, and Carmen. A shorter section on Florence Italy, March 1901, discusses Aida, Mefistofele, Un Ballo in Maschera, Il Trillo del Diavolo (Falchi), Tosca, La Traviata, and the Geisha ; it includes only one program, laid in, for Il Trillo. A final short section, on Paris, discusses Astarte, L'Ouragan, Mireille, La Basoche, Lakmé, Le Chalet, Les Noces de Jeannette, and Carmen ; it includes no programs. Brady's criticism touches on the compositions, but concentrates chiefly on the singing.