Maretzek Italian Opera Company: Il Trovatore

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Price: $1.50

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Record Information


Last Updated:
11 March 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

30 Mar 1867, 1:00 PM

Program Details

Mme. Parepa-Rosa’s farewell matinee.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 26 March 1867.
Announcement: New York Post, 27 March 1867.

“On Saturday Madame Parepa-Rosa makes her last appearance in ‘Trovatore,’ at the matinee.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 27 March 1867.
Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 27 March 1867, 8.
Announcement: New York Post, 29 March 1867.
Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 29 March 1867, 8.
Announcement: New-York Times, 30 March 1867, 4.

“Parepa-Rosa will give, in ‘Il Trovatore,’ her last performance of the present experimental but entirely successful series.”

Review: New-York Times, 01 April 1867, 7.

“Amusements. Academy of Music. According to announcement, Mme. Parepa Rosa brought her stay at the Academy to an end at the matinée on Saturday, with an admirable performance of Leonora in ‘Il Trovatore,’ a role which gives her opportunities which she does not permit to slip by of proving the range, power and stability of her voice, and of her eminently impressive idea of acting, by a thorough occupation with her part, and delicate sense of its feeling. No success could have been less spurious than Mme. Rosa’s and it is certain that she has earned a permanent position in opera, and will not be lost to the public. In fact she has made a new engagement with Mr. Harrison for one year, dating from June next, and doubtless he and Mr. Maretzek will make some arrangement by which Mme. Rosa will be returned to the opera-house next season. Her departure now gives Mr. Maretzek the chance he had waited for to produce the new comic opera by Petrella, ‘The Carnival of Venice,’ which will be done on Wednesday evening.”  

Review: New York Musical Gazette, May 1867, 52.

“Madame Parepa Rosa, according to announcement, brought her stay at the Academy to an end, at the Matinee on Saturday, March 30th, with an admirable performance of Leonora in Il Trovatore; the same Opera in which she made her debut in this country a few weeks ago. The success has fully equaled the highest expectations of her friends, and earned for her a permanent and enviable position in the Opera, which we hope the public will have the benefit of, at least, another season. She is a true artist, her vocalization pure, rich and tasteful, recalling to us the best time of Jenny Lind, and her dramatic expression has proved the truth that she is equally at home as an actress. We regret that her debut was not made earlier in the winter, and we shall look expectantly forward toward another season.”