Maretzek Italian Opera: Don Bucefalo

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Angelo Torriani

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
7 April 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

29 Oct 1867, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Norma was cancelled at the last minute, due to a severe storm that compromised Parepa-Rosa’s voice, cf. NYT 10/30/67.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 27 October 1867, 4.

Last performance of Parepa-Rosa [which did not take place because of her indisposition].

Announcement: New-York Times, 28 October 1867, 4.
Announcement: New York Post, 28 October 1867.

“To-morrow night will close the first twenty nights of the fall operatic season, during which time no less than twenty different operas have been produced…”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 29 October 1867, 7.
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 29 October 1867, 6.
Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 29 October 1867, 8.
Review: New-York Times, 30 October 1867, 4.

“‘Don Bucefalo’ had an unexpected representation last evening. ‘Norma’ had been announced, but ‘nor’easters’ or ‘nor’westers’—or whatever the nautical definition of such extraordinary weather as that of yesterday may be—spare neither the tempers of pleasure seekers nor the voices of singers, and Mme. PAREPA-ROSA had to succumb to the influences of wind and rain. The announcement was made before the doors opened, and so any disappointment was avoided. Senora PERALTA, Mme. TESTA, and Sigs. RONCONI, ORLANDINI and BELLINI cannot be two [sic] greatly praised for getting in readiness at such short notice, and assuming as well as they did the merry airs required in the new opera. The performance was in every way satisfactory, and Sig. TORRIANI, who presided in the orchestra, directed everything to a smooth ending.”