Artists’ Union: Fra Diavolo

Event Information

Venue(s):
Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Frederick [manager] Rullman

Conductor(s):
Carl Bergmann

Price: $1

Event Type:
Opera

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
30 August 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

18 Apr 1868, 1:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

1)
aka Fra Diavolo, ou L’hôtellerie de Terracine Fra Diavolo, or The Inn of Terracina
Composer(s): Auber
Text Author: Scribe
Participants:  Artists' Union;  Domenico Lorini;  Fernando [bass-baritone] Bellini (role: Lord Rochford);  Minnie Hauk (role: Zerlina);  Fanny Natali-Testa [contralto] (role: Lady Rochford);  Guglielmo Lotti (role: Fra Diavolo);  Joseph Weinlich;  Amati Dubreuil

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 10 April 1868, 7.
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 16 April 1868.
3)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 18 April 1868, 6.
4)
Review: New-York Times, 24 April 1868, 4.

Part of a larger, general article on opera.

“For the moment opera seems to be dead. The Combination company which played twice last week at the Academy of Music, and gave a matinée on Saturday at the same establishment, received no sort of encouragement. Perhaps, being based on a mistake, it deserved none. If there be a lesson which has been taught over and over again to managers it is that a success or a failure cannot be repeated. Without waiting to inquire whether the artists of the Combination were, or were not, good—and we incline strongly to the belief that they were good—it may be said that the public, without a salient novelty as a new inducement, had had enough of them. Hence the wretched houses which we have barely ventured to record. It is only proper, however, to add that the performances, under the direction of Mr. Carl Bergmann, were careful and artistic.”

5)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 25 April 1868, 22.

“The ‘Associated Artists’ gave a few operatic performances at the Academy of Music during the past week. We don’t believe they lost anything.”