Academy of Music
Manager / Director:
29 December 2016
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.
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.
“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.”