Richings English Opera: Martha

Event Information

Olympic Theatre

Manager / Director:
Caroline Richings

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
11 January 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

19 Apr 1867, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Martha, oder Der Markt zu Richmond; Martha, or The Market at Richmond
Composer(s): Flotow
Text Author: Friedrich


Advertisement: New York Herald, 18 April 1867, 2.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 19 April 1867, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 20 April 1867, 7.

“…The Richings Opera troupe, having sensibly shelved the Enchantress and its trashy music, reprised Martha at the Olympic last night. The cast included Miss Richings, Mrs. Seguin, and Messrs. Castle, Campbell, Seguin and Peakes, as usual; and the charming music was admirably given. Miss Richings was most successful in the ‘Last Rose of Summer; and in the concerted music. Mrs. Sequin, née Miss Zelda Harrison, is the best Nancy we have seen in New York for many years. With a double company next season, with good operas and liberal management, as Miss Richings proposes to have, we see no reason why English opera cannot be entirely successful and the centre of fashion, as well as unintellibigle and mutilated works in other languages.”