Birgfeld French Opera: La Périchole

Event Information

Grand Opera House

Proprietor / Lessee:
James, Jr. Fisk

Manager / Director:
Adolph Birgfeld

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
10 April 2021

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

11 Jan 1869, 8:00 PM
12 Jan 1869, 8:00 PM
13 Jan 1869, 8:00 PM
14 Jan 1869, 8:00 PM
15 Jan 1869, 8:00 PM
16 Jan 1869, 2:00 PM
16 Jan 1869, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Perichole
Composer(s): Offenbach
Text Author: Halévy, Meilhac
Participants:  Birgfeld French Opera Company;  Monsieur [tenor] Edgard (role: Don Pedro);  Irma Marié (role: la Périchole);  Monsieur [tenor] Lagriffoul (role: Panatellas);  Monsieur [tenor] Leduc (role: Don Andrés);  Monsieur [tenor] Hamilton (role: First Notary);  Mlle. [dancer] De Rosa (role: dancer in an Indian Ballet);  [tenor] Aujac (role: Piquillo);  [tenor] Guidon (role: Second Notary);  Marie [soprano] Tholer (role: Berginella)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 10 January 1869, 12.
Review: New York Sun, 11 January 1869.

Brief: “At Pike’s Opera House, ‘La Perichole,’ with the ever sprightly ‘Irma,’ is running a career of especial success. The music is brilliant and popular, and Mr. Bateman has put the opera upon the stage after his usual liberal manner.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 11 January 1869, 7.
Announcement: New York Post, 13 January 1869.

Bateman’s surprise sale of his contracts with the artists and chorus, wardrobe, scenery, and properties for his opera bouffe company to James Fisk, Jr.  Speculation that he will return to the legitimate drama, with his daughter Kate Bateman as star.

Announcement: New-York Times, 15 January 1869, 5.
Announcement: New York Sun, 16 January 1869, 2.