Maretzek Italian Opera: Don Pasquale

Event Information

Venue(s):
Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Event Type:
Opera

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
19 September 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

16 Nov 1867, Matinee

Program Details

Mlle. Bellini was the daughter of Fernando Bellini.

Performers and/or Works Performed

1)
Composer(s): Donizetti
Participants:  Maretzek Italian Opera Company;  Mlle. [soprano] Bellini (role: Norina);  Fernando [bass-baritone] Bellini (role: Dr. Malatesta);  Giorgio Ronconi (role: Don);  Signor [tenor] Baragli (role: Ernesto)

Citations

1)
Announcement: New-York Times, 16 November 1867, 4.
2)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 16 November 1867.
3)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 16 November 1867.
4)
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 17 November 1867, 8.

“For the matinée at the Academy of Music on Saturday Don Pasquale was performed, with Ronconi in his great comic character of the Don. His performance was altogether inimitable and kept the house in a continual roar of laughter. He was seconded very ably by Bellini as Dr. Malatesta, and very inefficiently indeed by his daughter as Norina, and Baragli as Ernesto. The young lady acted her part very well; but her voice is entirely unequal to the requirements of a prima donna.”