Bateman French Opera: Barbe-bleue

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Proprietor / Lessee:
William Wheatley

Manager / Director:
William Wheatley

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
15 January 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

10 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM
11 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM
12 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM
13 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM
14 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM
15 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Blue Beard; Bluebeard
Composer(s): Offenbach
Text Author: Halévy, Meilhac
Participants:  Jarrett and Palmer Ballet Troupe;  Bateman French Opera Company;  [tenor] Guidon;  Monsieur [tenor] Edgard (role: Alvarez);  Mme. [soprano] Duclos (role: Queen Clementine);  Irma Marié (role: Boulette);  Monsieur [baritone] Duchesne (role: Popolani);  Monsieur [tenor] Lagriffoul (role: Count Oscar);  Aline [soprano] Lambelle (role: Princess Hermia (Fleurette));  [tenor] Aujac (role: Barbe bleu);  [tenor] Dardignac (role: Prince Saphir);  J. M. [tenor] Francis (role: King Bobèche)


Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 09 August 1868, 8.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 10 August 1868.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 10 August 1868, 7.
Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 11 August 1868, 8.
Review: New-York Times, 13 August 1868, 4.

Brief: “The country folk are its supporters, for the reason that New-Yorkers are out of town. These two moving masses will take turn and turn about greatly to the benefit of Mr. Bateman. The season at Niblo’s will not terminate before October.”

Review: New York Clipper, 15 August 1868, 150.

“There is no change in the bill at Niblo’s excepting the suppression of the straddling feature indulged in by Irma, and the verdigris operations of Aujax [sic]. The opera of ‘Barbe Bleue’ runs more smoothly now, and the attendance, owing to the liberality of the management in distributing free tickets, has been quite good for this time of the year.”

Announcement: New-York Times, 15 August 1868, 4.

“Mr. Bateman has determined speedily to give ‘Barbe Bleue’ matinees at Niblo’s Garden.”

Review: New York Clipper, 22 August 1868, 158.

“Niblo’s . . . said the houses were ‘crowded.’ Now they say the houses are ‘improving,’ the ‘attendance being very good.’ We should say that this style of improvement cannot be very encouraging.”