Bateman French Opera

Event Information

Pike's Opera House

Proprietor / Lessee:
H. L. [impressario] Bateman

Manager / Director:
H. L. [impressario] Bateman

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
15 January 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

14 Dec 1868, 8:00 PM
15 Dec 1868, 8:00 PM
16 Dec 1868, 8:00 PM
17 Dec 1868, 8:00 PM
18 Dec 1868, 8:00 PM
19 Dec 1868, 1:00 PM
19 Dec 1868, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Bavard et Bavard; Schwaetzer von Saragossa
Composer(s): Offenbach
Text Author: Nuitter [Truinet]
Participants:  Lucille [vocalist] Tostée (role: Roland);  Monsieur [baritone] Duchesne (role: Sarmiento);  Monsieur [tenor] Lagriffoul (role: Christoval);  Monsieur [tenor] Leduc (role: Torribio);  Aline [soprano] Lambelle (role: Ines);  Mme. [soprano] Duclos (role: Beatrix)
Composer(s): Offenbach
Participants:  Irma Marié (role: Boulotte);  [tenor] Aujac (role: Barbe Bleue)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 13 December 1868.
Announcement: New York Sun, 14 December 1868, 2.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 14 December 1868, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 14 December 1868, 4.

“’Les Bavards,’ produced for the first time at Pike’s Opera House on Wednesday last, has been attended with deserved success. Although it scarcely presents anything extraordinary, it has nevertheless been placed upon the stage in a creditable manner, and truth to say, the artists make the most of it. Its principal attractions have been previously referred to. M. Leduc, as Christeval has made a decided hit, and that from a part which, in other hands, might prove a failure. He is ably assisted by M. Lagriffoul. Mlle. Tostée as Roland is decidedly gallant, while Inez finds a graceful representative in Mlle. Lambele. Altogether ‘Les Bavards’ is an excellent operetta, and as such only must its merits be criticized. For the ensuing week the second act of ‘Barbe Bleue,’ with Mlle. Irma and M. Aujac in the principal rôles, will bring the performance to a close.”

Review: New-York Times, 18 December 1868, 4.

“OFFENBACH’S witty and delightful opera of Les Bavards has entered fairly upon a career of success at Pike’s Opera equal to that of any work which has preceded it. The music is really delightful, and the plot and dialogue are alike unexceptionable. The Roland of Mlle. TOSTEE is one of her happiest personations. The duet between LAGRIFFOUL and LEDUC is equal to any comicality we have ever had from OFFENBACH’S facetious pen. It is sung by Messrs. LAGRIFFOUL and LEDUC, and nightly receives a triple encore.”

Announcement: New-York Times, 18 December 1868, 4.

C. W. Tayleure will assume management of the theater on the 26th.