Article on the return of the Maretzek Italian Opera Troupe

Event Information


Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Record Information


Last Updated:
10 August 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

17 Apr 1869

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Lorelei
Composer(s): Wallace
Text Author: Fitzball
Composer(s): Gounod
Text Author: Barbier, Carré


Article: New York Post, 17 April 1869.

“Mr. Maretzek, with the members of his troupe, is again in town. The late season in Philadelphia was quite successful and the band of singers have returned to this city to arrange their further plans. La Grange, the accomplished artiste, whose Fides will probably never be surpassed, left this port to-day, for Europe, although she was offered another engagement by Mr. Maretzek. Anxiety, however, to rejoin her family on the other side of the water, induced her to decline. It is doubtful whether we shall hear La Grange again in this country; but it is certain that she will long be remembered with respect and esteem both for her admirable powers as a vocalist and actress, and for her estimable private character.

“Miss Kellogg thus remains the principal prima donna of the Maretzek troupe. She is under engagement to Max Strakosch, but the two managers are mysteriously allied in their forthcoming enterprises. Miss Kellogg will soon give an operatic performance in Brooklyn, and will appear in a ‘Faust’ matinée at the Academy of Music in this city on next Saturday afternoon—a week from to-day. On or about the 30th instant she will sing in Rossini’s Mass, which will be produced at the Academy with full orchestra and chorus, the solo artists being selected from the Italian opera company. Then, about the middle of May, we are to have ‘Lurline’ sung on alternate nights in Italian and English. In the former version Kellogg and Habelmann will take the principal parts, and in the original English, McCulloch and Brookhouse Bowler will have an opportunity of distinguishing themselves. “There will be a plentiful ballet, and any amount of spectacular display, and as the music of ‘Lurline’ is really very beautiful, there is no reason that its production should be otherwise than brilliantly successful.”