Maretzek Italian Opera: Gala Combination Farewell Matinee

Event Information

Venue(s):
Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Price: $1

Event Type:
Opera

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
29 December 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

07 Dec 1867, 1:00 PM

Program Details

Program detail: Arditi’s “L’Estasi” and “Il Bacio” were sung by Mme. Parepa-Rosa during the music lesson scene.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka The Barber of SevilleAlmaviva, ossia L’inutile precauzioneAlmaviva, or The Useless Precaution
Composer(s): Rossini
Participants:  Euphrosyne Parepa (role: Rosina);  Giorgio Ronconi (role: Figaro)
3)
aka Ecstasy; Extase
Composer(s): Arditi
Participants:  Euphrosyne Parepa
4)
aka Kiss; Kuss, Der
Composer(s): Arditi
Participants:  Euphrosyne Parepa
5)
Composer(s): Gounod

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 05 December 1867.
2)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 06 December 1867.
3)
Review: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 07 December 1867, 296.

The event made a revenue of $2,300. The patrons came in the “eleventh hour” to support the opera they had neglected through most of the season.

4)
Article: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 07 December 1867, 280.

The last week of the opera and concerts was better economically than the weeks before. The Barbier and Romeo and Julie were well attended. Parepa’s illness, probably caused by exhaustion, prevented another performance of the Barbier as a matinee. Instead Die Favorita with Mrs. Chioni was performed.

5)
Announcement: New-York Times, 07 December 1867, 4.
6)
Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 07 December 1867, 8.
7)
Review: Courrier des États-Unis, 09 December 1867.

“If [Friday’s] performance [of Linda di Chamounix] was disastrous, the following day’s matinée, by contrast, was the most sparkling of the season. Never had a denser crowd thronged the Academy. Mme Parepa sang the Barber in a style that recalled Alboni, and M. Pancani surpassed himself in the fragments from Romeo that he sang with Mlle Hauck.”