Grau French Opera Bouffe: L’oeil crevé

Event Information

French Theatre

Proprietor / Lessee:
Jacob Grau

Manager / Director:
Jacob Grau

Price: $.30, family circle

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Record Information


Last Updated:
8 May 2021

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

25 Jan 1869, Evening
26 Jan 1869, Evening
27 Jan 1869, Evening
28 Jan 1869, Evening
29 Jan 1869, Evening
30 Jan 1869, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Hervé
Participants:  Grau French Opera Bouffe Company;  Rose Bell (role: Dindonette);  Julien Carrier (role: Alexandrivoire);  [bass] Beckers (role: Le Marquis);  [bass] Genot (role: Ernest);  Paul [tenor] Mussay (role: Duc d’en Face);  Marie Desclauzas (role: Fleur-et-Noblesse);  Émile [bass] Gabel (role: Gérome, a gendarme)


Advertisement: New-York Times, 25 January 1869, 7.
Advertisement: Courrier des États-Unis, 25 January 1869.

“proclaimed by a unanimous voice of the press and the public the best opera bouffe what they have seen until now, and received every night by a large and fashionable audience whose enthusiasm is always growing.  It will be presented this evening with all their new and attractive effects and their exquisite music, their magnificent choir, and the original troupe, comprised of Rose Bell, Desclauzas, Clémentine, Carrier, Beckers, Gabel, and all the company, comprised of 140 artists.”

Announcement: New York Post, 28 January 1869.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 30 January 1869, 4.
Review: New-York Times, 03 February 1869, 5.

“HERVÉ’S work did not improve on acquaintance. It descended rapidly from tameness to staleness. All the advertising quirks of Mr. GRAU could not make people believe that it possessed volatility, inspiration or gracefulness. Produced sumptuously it failed supremely.”