La Grange-Brignoli Italian Opera: Lucretia Borgia

Event Information

Pike's Opera House

Manager / Director:
Max Strakosch

Giuseppe Nicolao [cond.]

Price: $1

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Record Information


Last Updated:
29 August 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

08 Feb 1868, 1:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Lucretia Borgia
Composer(s): Donizetti
Text Author: Romani


Advertisement: New-York Times, 03 February 1868, 7.
Announcement: New York Post, 04 February 1868.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 February 1868.
Announcement: New-York Times, 07 February 1868, 4.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 07 February 1868, 4.
Announcement: New York Post, 08 February 1868.

Overview of the season.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 08 February 1868, 7.

“Last appearance in Pike’s Opera House of Mme. Anna De La Grange, Adelaide Phillips, Signors Brignoloi, Susini, Coletti.”

Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 08 February 1868, 4.
Review: New-York Times, 10 February 1868, 5.

“Mr. Max Strakosch's brief season at Pike’s Opera House was brought to a close on Saturday when there was a superb matinée audience. We fancied that the capacity of the house had been tested at previous matinées, but on this occasion there were several hundred more than had yet found their way to the building. There was an overflow in the vestibule, and the noble staircase was occupied with ladies who stood up during the performance and sat down during the intermissions. There was nothing of any great consequence to draw out this extraordinary crowd, numbering upward of three thousand people. The opera was, ‘Lucrezia Borgia,’ with Brignoli instead of Massimiliani in the role of Genaro. The change was of course for the better, the music lying easily within the compass of Signor Brignoli's voice. It was in this opera, if we are not mistaken, that the popular tenor made his debut in America. Madame La Grange and Miss Adelaide Phillips were of course excellent. They have shown anew that they are to be relied on in every sense of the word.

Mr. Strakosch changes his base of operations to Irving Place. He has taken the Academy of Music for two weeks, commencing on Wednesday next with ‘Il Trovatore.’”