La Grange-Brignoli Italian Opera: Lucretia Borgia

Event Information

Pike's Opera House

Manager / Director:
Max Strakosch

Giuseppe Nicolao [cond.]

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Record Information


Last Updated:
29 August 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

30 Jan 1868, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Lucretia Borgia
Composer(s): Donizetti
Text Author: Romani
Participants:  La Grange-Brignoli Italian Opera Company;  Augustino Susini (role: Duke Alphonso);  Domenico Coletti (role: Gubetta);  Bernardo Massimiliani (role: Gennaro);  Adelaide Phillips (role: Maffio Orsini);  Anna de La Grange (role: Lucretia Borgia)


Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 29 January 1868, 8.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 30 January 1868.
Announcement: New-York Times, 30 January 1868, 4.

Brief, at conclusion of review of multiple La Grange-Brignoli Italian Opera performances. “To-night ‘Lucrezia Borgia.’”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 30 January 1868, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 31 January 1868, 5.

“Pike’s Opera House.—Donizetti’s favorite old opera, ‘Lucrezia Borgia,’ was produced last evening in this splendid building with considerable success, and notwithstanding the unfavorable aspect of the weather, the house was considerably filled with an appreciative audience. Few operas of the eminent composer have retained such a firm hold on the public as ‘Lucrezia,’ few from which so many standing and oft-repeated gems have been culled, and few have been instrumental in giving to the world so many great artistes, for, perhaps, the greatest of all dates her fame from her successful debut in that rôle. The cast last evening was high satisfactory. Mme. De La Grange was very cordially greeted, and deservedly so, for her reputation, but may be assessed as perhaps one of the most brilliant of her performances, during the present season. She was ably assisted by Miss Adelaide Phillips as Maffio Orsini. Signor Massimiliani appeared as Gennaro, Signor Susini as Duke Alphonso, and Signor Coletti as Gubetta. The other characters were well sustained.”