Maretzek Italian Opera Company: L’Étoile du nord

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Angelo Torriani

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Record Information


Last Updated:
11 February 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

20 Mar 1867, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed


Review: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 16 March 1867.

The theater was completely filled.

Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 16 March 1867.
Announcement: New York Post, 18 March 1867.
Announcement: New-York Times, 20 March 1867, 4.
Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 20 March 1867, 8.
Review: New-York Times, 21 March 1867, 4.

 “Amusements. Academy of Music—Italian Opera.—The Star of the North’ is the only opera, after ‘La Favorita,’ so far presented in the new Academy, which has already had a repetition. Mr. Maretzek has constantly changed his programme, and Mr. Maretzek’s friends seem to have thought fickleness preferable to constancy in this particular, and have rewarded him accordingly. Last evening, ‘The Star of the North’ was given for the second time, and with no changes in the cast. The opera certainly deserves the favor that follows its representation, if for no other reason (although it is a sample of the best that Meyerbeer accomplished in ‘picturesque music’) than that it employs two of Maretzek’s youngest and prettiest prima donnas—Miss Kellogg and Miss Hauck—who find congenial duty for their sweet and reedy voices in the romantic rôles of Katerina and Prascovia. The rich choruses which dot this opera were given last evening in admirable time and temper, and under Signor Torriani’s conductorship, indeed, everything passed off smoothly.”