Joseph Weinlich Benefit: La Juive

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New-Yorker Stadt-Theater [45-47 Bowery- post-Sept 1864]

Carl Anschütz

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Last Updated:
15 January 2022

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

08 Apr 1870, Evening

Program Details

To benefit Joseph Weinlich “in commemoration of his twenty-fifth anniversary on the dramatic stage.” “Prices as usual” (no specific amounts provided in the citations). All citations before 04/08/70 state that the performance would take place at the Academy of Music (see New York Times announcement of 04/08/70, p. 5), but for an unspecified reason, the production was moved to the New-Yorker Stadt-Theater at the last minute (see 04/08/70 announcements in the New York Times and New York Tribune). As per the New York Tribune, “…the Beethoven Männerchor has offered to sing in the chorus, and the regular chorus singers of the German and Italian opera companies have also given their services.”

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Jewess; Juedin; Jüdin; Judin
Composer(s): Halévy
Text Author: Scribe


Advertisement: New York Herald, 06 April 1870, 12.

“Friday, April 8, Halevy’s grand dramatic opera ‘LA JUIVE,’ in five acts, on which occasion the most renowned soloists, the full chorus of the Beethoven Maennerchor, as well as the regular opera chorus, have kindly volunteered their services. Prices as usual.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 06 April 1870, 7.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 06 April 1870, 5.

“Mr. Weinlich, the well-known German basso, is to have a benefit next Friday evening at the Academy of Music, when La Juive will be presented with a cast including many of the principal German artists now in the city—Madame Frederici, Madame Rotter, Mr. Himmer, Mr. Groschel, and Mr. Weinlich himself as the Cardinal. Carl Anschütz is to be the conductor; the Beethoven Mannerchor has offered to sing in the chorus, and the regular chorus singers of the German and Italian opera companies have also given their services. Mr. Weinlich has recently met with pecuniary misfortunes, and we trust this benefit will give him a substantial proof of his popularity in New-York.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 April 1870, 8.

“In commemoration of his [Weinlich’s] Twenty-fifth Anniversary on the dramatic stage…” (Continues as New York Herald advertisement of 04/06/70.)

Announcement: New-York Times, 07 April 1870, 5.

“A special and promising representation of ‘La Juive’ in the German tongue is announced to occur at the Academy of Music to-morrow evening. Herr Weinlich is to benefit by the entertainment. He is remembered here as a cultured and industrious artist, and is to be mentioned at present as one who, because of the recent mishaps of German opera in the South, ‘on fortune’s cap is not the very button.’ The performance, we are told, will commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Herr Weinlich’s accession to the stage. We hope it will commemorate it worthily, so far as both artist and public are concerned.”

Announcement: New York Herald, 08 April 1870, 7.

“Joseph Weinlich, the celebrated German basso, takes a benefit tonight at the Academy of Music, being the twenty-fifth anniversary of his debut on the stage. Halevy’s grand opera ‘La Juive’ will be given, with the full chorus of the Beethoven Maennerchor and the regular opera chorus. Mr. Weinlich is a very deserving artist and should have a crowded house.”

Announcement: New-York Times, 08 April 1870, 5.

“The performance of ‘La Juive,’ by which Herr Weinlich is to benefit, occurs tonight, at the Stadt Theater, and not at the Academy of Music.”

Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 08 April 1870, 4.

“Mr. Weinlich’s benefit performance of Halevy’s ‘Jewess’ has been transferred from the Academy of Music to the Stadt Theater, where it will take place tonight.”

Announcement: New York Post, 08 April 1870, 2.

“Joseph Weinlich, the basso, will to-night take a benefit at the Stadt Theatre in the Bowery, in commemoration of his twenty-fifth anniversary on the operatic stage. The opera selected is Halevy’s ‘La Juive.’ In the choruses, the Beethoven Männerchor will assist the regular choral force.

“Mr. Weinlich is well known in this city for his commendable—though at times sepulchral—efforts in the various basso parts of German opera. His Sarastro in”Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ is one of his most successful personations. His Mephistopheles in ‘Faust’ is also one of his favorite parts. For several years Mr. Weinlich has become a prominent singer in leading Catholic choirs of the city. As a careful and conscientious artist of more than average ability, he deserves a hearty recognition to-night, and needs the help he deserves.”