Academy of Music
Manager / Director:
7 April 2016
Last performance of Parepa-Rosa [which did not take place because of her indisposition].
“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…”
“‘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.”