Richings English Opera: Satanella

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Manager / Director:
Caroline Richings

Harvey Bradley Dodworth

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
Mr. Ronzani

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
16 September 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

02 Mar 1863, 7:45 PM
03 Mar 1863, 7:45 PM
04 Mar 1863, 7:45 PM
05 Mar 1863, 7:45 PM
06 Mar 1863, 7:45 PM
07 Mar 1863, 7:45 PM

Program Details

Caroline Richings received a benefit on Friday, March 6.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 01 March 1863, 7.
“New Music and full Chorus, under the direction of Harvey B. Dodworth.”
Announcement: New-York Times, 02 March 1863, 5.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 02 March 1863, 7.
Announcement: New York Post, 02 March 1863, 2.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 02 March 1863, 5.
Review: New York Herald, 02 March 1863, 8.

     "'Satanella' keeps the stage at Niblo's Garden. Exquisite scenery, excellent singing, a fine ballet, plenty of fun, handsome dresses and a spice of the supernatural and infernal are the ingredients of the piece. Like the 'Enchantress'--which is to be revived--'Satanella' is a spectacular adaptation of an opera; but Miss Richangs does all the operatic part of the entertainment. Her 'Power of Love' and 'The Vintage of Champagne' are nightly and deservedly encored, and her singing is as clear, cold and brilliant as ever. The dancing of Mlle. Galetti [sic] and Madame Marzetti is irreproachable. Monsieur Marzetti, in a pantomime part,is admirable. Mr. Peter Richings, in a double character, earns double applause. Mr. Shewell and Mrs. Chanfrau perform some melodramatic trifles very neatly. Mrs. Shewell makes her first appearance and a most agreeable impression in a little part. The magnificence of the dressing and appointments is due to Mr. Wheatley's liberality and Mr. Vincent's taste. The spectacle will have a run." 

Announcement: New-York Times, 06 March 1863, 5.
“Miss Richings will take her first benefit at this establishment to-night.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 March 1863, 7.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 07 March 1863, 7.
Review: Dwight's Journal of Music, 14 March 1863, 393.
“Miss Richings is singing in an abbreviation and adaptation of Balfe’s ‘Satanella,’ at Niblo’s, and the audiences who frequent that theatre are supposed to rejoice in copious draughts of English opera.”