Grand Combination Italian and English Opera: Lurline

Event Information

Venue(s):
Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Price: $1.50; $1; $8 private boxes

Event Type:
Opera

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
25 September 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

17 May 1869, Evening

Program Details

Beginning with the opera’s American premiere on 05/13/69, to be sung in Italian and English on alternate nights. This performance in Italian.

Performers and/or Works Performed

1)
aka Lorelei
Composer(s): Wallace
Text Author: Fitzball
Participants:  Grand Combination Italian and English Opera Company;  Giuseppe B. [basso] Antonucci (role: Rhineberg);  Wilhelm Formes (role: Zelleck);  Madame [contralto] Reichardt (role: Libe, A Spirit of the Rhine);  Maria Bonfanti;  Fanny Natali-Testa [contralto] (role: Ghiva);  Agatha [soprano] States (role: Lurline);  G. [dancer] Novissimo;  Ettore Barili (role: Baron Truenfeiss);  Theodore Habelmann (role: Count Rodolph);  J. Reichardt [Maretzek Italian Opera] (role: Wilhelm)

Citations

1)
Advertisement: Courrier des États-Unis, 15 May 1869.
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 17 May 1869, 12.
3)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 17 May 1869, 7.
4)
Announcement: New-York Times, 17 May 1869, 5.

“The Italian version of ‘Lurline’ will be performed at the Academy of Music this evening and on Friday and Saturday—the English version on Thursday.”

5)
Advertisement: Courrier des États-Unis, 18 May 1869.

"...with new staging, costumes, scenery, having cost more than $30,000."