Grover German Opera: Der Freischütz

Event Information

Venue(s):
New-Yorker Stadt-Theater [45-47 Bowery- post-Sept 1864]

Conductor(s):
Adolph Neuendorff

Event Type:
Opera

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
22 March 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

12 Mar 1867, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

1)
aka Der Freischutz; The Freeshooter; Freyschutz
Composer(s): Weber
Text Author: Kind
Participants:  Grover German Opera Company;  Herr Brügmann (role: Samiel);  Johanna Rotter (role: Aennchen);  Marie Frederici (role: Agathe);  Otto Lehman [bass];  J. H. Pollack;  Wilhelm Groschel [tenor and conductor] (role: Max);  Josef Chandon (role: Caspar)

Citations

1)
Announcement: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 09 March 1867, 488.

The Stadttheater has been taken over by Dawison and the German opera. Each performs three nights a week.

2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 12 March 1867.
3)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 12 March 1867.
4)
Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 12 March 1867, 8.
5)
Review: New York Herald, 13 March 1867.

“Musical. Der Freischutz was given last night at the Stadt Theatre, before a well filled house. The cast included Madame Frederici and Rotter, and Messrs. Pollock (his first appearance), Groschel, Chaudon, Otto Lehman, Brügmann, &c. The opera was in general satisfactorily rendered and Mr. Adolph Neuendorf’s baton was efficient in the orchestra.”

6)
Review: Dwight's Journal of Music, 30 March 1867, 8.

“German Opera is going on in a modest way at the Stadt Theatre, where Tell, Masaniello, Freyschütz, &c., &c., are given by most of the old company to fair audiences, more with the hope of consolidating the thing for future career, than of brilliant profits now.”