Dryane French Opera: La Juive

Event Information

Academy of Music

Proprietor / Lessee:
[manager] Dryane

Manager / Director:
[manager] Dryane

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
25 September 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

29 Sep 1869, Evening

Program Details

It is unclear if this performance actually took place, as there are no reviews to confirm its occurrence. As per the New York Clipper announcement of 10/09/69 below, the Dryane company prematurely disbanded after 10/01/69 owing to a lack of funds (confirmation of this disbandment also in the New York Post citation of 10/02/69 below). The company gave some benefit performances in October 1869, but does not seem to have ever resumed its planned operatic season.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New-York Times, 28 September 1869, 7.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 29 September 1869, 9.
Announcement: New York Post, 02 October 1869, 4.

“The French Opera Company appears to have come to temporary grief. Last night, when a goodly audience came to witness a promised performance of ‘Robert le Diable,’ the house was found closed, and a notice appended to the door stating that there would be no performance that evening,a nd that tickets could be redeemed the next day. M. Dryane’s company contains several artists of genuine talent, and we hope that under judicious management they may still be heard here. The operas already produced here have been given with conscientious care, and, especially in the case of ‘Lucie de Lammermoor,’ were creditably sung. As several new and interesting works were in rehearsal, it is to be hoped that the management will be enabled to resume performances. An announcement is made to-today to the effect that, when resumed, they will begin with Ambroise Thomas’s ‘Midsummer-Night’s Dream.’”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 09 October 1869, 214.

“M. Dryne’s [sic] French Opera Troupe, after giving a few performances at the Academy of Music during the past week, suddenly collapsed, and now the members ‘want to go home,’ but can’t, owing to a lack of the filthy lucre.”