Théâtre Français: Songe d’une nuit d’été

Event Information

French Theatre

Proprietor / Lessee:
East 14th St at the corner of Irving Place Academy of Music

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Record Information


Last Updated:
2 May 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

27 Nov 1866, 7:45 PM

Program Details

Songe d’une nuit d’été substituted for La fille du regiment because of Mlle. Naddie’s indisposition.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Midsummer night's dream
Composer(s): Thomas
Text Author: Leuven, Rosier


Advertisement: New York Herald, 25 November 1866.

For Fille du regiment.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 25 November 1866, 7.
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 25 November 1866, 8.
Announcement: New York Herald, 26 November 1866, 8.

For Fille du regiment twice: under “Theatre Francais” and “Miscellaneous Musical and Theatrical.”

Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 27 November 1866.
Review: New York Herald, 28 November 1866, 8.

“In consequence of the indisposition of Mdlle. Naddie, the management of the Opera Comique were obliged to substitute Midsummer Night’s Dream, by Thomas, in the place of the opera of La Fille du Régiment, previously advertised. The audience, a very large and select one, took the announcement and accompanying apology in the best humor. The opera was played with the same cast as before, except Mlle. Naddie, who was replaced by Mlle. Bonconsiglio. The fact that the latter lady undertook the role at a short notice, in consequence of Mlle. Naddie’s indisposition, should entitle her to be excused for her vocal shortcomings in her part; but even at such a disadvantage she sang pretty well. Mlle. Laurentis and MM. Anthelme and de Surmont were also very successful. We have spoken at length before of the opera, and need only to add that the performance last evening was fully equal to the previous ones as far as the former cast was concerned.”