Academy of Music
Manager / Director:
11 January 2016
An appreciation of support from Maretzek thanking patrons. A new singer, Senora Angela Peralta, will begin performing on 4/25th for three months only.
“Although it must always be an effort for singers of a matinée to work themselves into any degree of enthusiasm, so soon after the breakfast hour, nevertheless no warmer nor more interesting performance of ‘The Star of the North’ could be given than that of Saturday morning at the Academy of Music. The performance was thoroughly good, and it would be impossible to select Miss Kellogg, Miss Hauck, Sig. Baragli, Bellini or Antonucci as deserving, the one more praise than the other.”
“The Star of the North, the African, and Faust, three of the largest of modern operas, have been the most recent reproductions at the Academy. The first has more character, and the second more ideality than any of Meyerbeer’s works; and the third, the universally popular Faust, is a grand and lovely legend, quite as attractive as any modern stage-work. But they have been praised a hundred times, and as many times has their performance passed in review. The Academy representations present us no new features censurable or laudable. The Star still entertains Miss Kellogg’s sprightly and too personal manners and crystal vocalization, Bellini’s brusque Gritzenko, Antonucci’s sonorous, somnolent Peter, nevertheless a well sung, fairly-characterized part.”