Maretzek Italian Opera: Pipele

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

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Record Information


Last Updated:
17 May 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

13 Dec 1869, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 12 December 1869, 12.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 12 December 1869, 7.
Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 13 December 1869, 3.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 13 December 1869, 4.

Brief history of the opera’s premiere in Italy.

Announcement: New York Sun, 13 December 1869, 1.

“The very pretty opera ‘Pipele,’by Ferrari, which was received with so much pleasure on Friday evening, when it was brought out, is to be repeated to-night. It is a thoroughly enjoyable, bright, and lively work.”

Review: New York Post, 14 December 1869, 2.

“An audience, more interested and appreciative than numerous, assembled at the Academy last evening to witness the second performance of Ferrari’s comic opera of ‘Pipelé.’ The opera passed off more smoothly than on its first representation, and those who were so fortunate as to be present last evening will not soon forget Miss Kellogg’s splendid vocalization in Rigoletta, nor Ronconi’s superb rendering of the part of Pipelé. Both these artists were repeatedly encored, as they deserved.”

Review: New York Sun, 14 December 1869, 2.

Italian Opera.—The second representation of ‘Pipele’ was given last evening, and with even more spirit and correctness than on Friday. The opera deserved a better house than it received, for it is an exceedingly clever work, full of fresh melody, and with a plot full of vivacity and humor.”