French Opera: La Périchole

Event Information

Venue(s):
Fifth Avenue Theatre

Proprietor / Lessee:
James, Jr. Fisk

Manager / Director:
L. [bass, manager] Benedick

Conductor(s):
E. [conductor, violinist] Colonne

Event Type:
Opera

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
3 October 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

05 Jun 1869, 2:00 PM

Program Details

“Grand ballet d’action” performed as part of the opera by Bonfanti and Novissimo.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Citations

1)
Advertisement: Courrier des États-Unis, 02 June 1869.
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 03 June 1869, 12.
3)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 05 June 1869, 7.
4)
Announcement: New-York Times, 05 June 1869, 4.

“[T]here will be matinées at almost all the City houses this day. ‘La Périchole’ will be sung at the Fifth-avenue Theatre.”

5)
Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 05 June 1869, 9.
6)
Review: New York Post, 06 June 1869.

“No opera of Offenbach’s that has yet been produced here exhibits that popular composer to better advantage than ‘La Perichole,’ and Irma and Aujac seem exactly suited to the two leading parts. At the matinée on Saturday ‘Perichole’ met the usual success; and it will be played again to-night at the French Theatre, with the Morlacchi troupe in the ballet. When opera bouffe in New York becomes only a tradition of past fashion, ‘La Perichole’ will be remembered as one of the operas that justified the great popularity of the system.”