Maretzek Italian Opera: Masaniello

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Max Maretzek

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Record Information


Last Updated:
21 August 2021

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

07 Feb 1870, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New-York Times, 06 February 1870, 7.
Review: New-York Times, 13 February 1870, 5.

“Five Italian operas have been sung in New-York during the past week—‘Masaniello’ on Monday, at the Academy; ‘Maria de Rohan, at the Union League Theatre, on Tuesday; ‘Linda’ at the Academy, on Wednesday, and ‘Il Ballo in Maschera’ and ‘Fra Diavolo’ at the same house on Friday and Saturday. ‘Masaniello’ has not proved so great a success as we had hoped, although Signor Lefranc sang his part extremely well. The opera requires for its full effect a Fenella of first-rate merit, a really good tenor for Alfonso, a practiced soprano for the Princess, and a mise en scene that it did not seem worth while to afford for this occasion at the Academy.”