Richings English Opera: Maritana

Event Information

Grand Opera House

Manager / Director:
Caroline Richings

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Record Information


Last Updated:
26 April 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

02 Dec 1869, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Wallace
Text Author: Fitzball
Participants:  Richings English Opera Company;  G. Warren [bass] White (role: Marquis de Montefiori);  Annie Kemp (role: Lazarillo);  James A. [bass] Arnold (role: Charles II);  Brookhouse Bowler;  Henri [bass] Drayton (role: Don Jose);  James G. [bass] Peakes (role: (Captain of the Guard);  Emma [soprano] Howson


Advertisement: New York Herald, 02 December 1869, 12.

Maritana “will be presented by ‘general desire.’” Full cast list with roles.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 02 December 1869, 9.

“MARITANA, with a popular cast, efficient orchestra and chorus.”

Review: New York Post, 03 December 1869, 2.

“Miss Howson [sic], the new soprano, made a very favorable impression again at the Grand Opera House last night, singing with unusual facility and taste the charming melodies allotted to the prima donna in ‘Maritana.’ Mr. Bowler, and Mr. Drayton gave most efficient aid, and Mrs. Bowler was an interesting Lazarillo.”

Review: New-York Times, 05 December 1869, 5.

Part of long review of multiple performances; brief. “On Thursday there was a representation of ‘Maritana’ and on Friday one of ‘Faust.’ With the exception, perhaps, of this latter occasion, the business of the week at this theatre has been remarkably fine.”