Buckley's Serenaders Brass Band and Burlesque Opera Troupe

Event Information

Palace of Music

Manager / Director:
J. G. [manager] Collins

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Band, Minstrel

Record Information


Last Updated:
8 September 2010

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

22 Dec 1862, 7:30 PM
23 Dec 1862, 7:30 PM
24 Dec 1862, 7:30 PM
25 Dec 1862, 3:00 PM
25 Dec 1862, 7:30 PM
26 Dec 1862, 7:30 PM
27 Dec 1862, 7:30 PM

Program Details

Christmas matinee

Every evening (7:30/7:45 [NYT] pm) and Christmas matinee (3 pm)

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Lucrezia Borgia
Text Author: Byron
Participants:  Julia Gould (role: Lucretia Borgia);  George Swayne Buckley (role: Grumaro/Gennaro);  R. Bishop Buckley (role: Ovidina);  J.A. Palmer (role: Duke)
aka Sally come up
Participants:  Dave [minstrel] Reed
aka Original Chinese fiddle


Advertisement: New York Herald, 13 December 1862, 7.
The troupe will appear “On MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1862.”
Advertisement: New-York Times, 13 December 1862, 7.
“[W]ill appear for a short season.”
Announcement: New York Herald, 15 December 1862.
“An important addition will to-night be made to the troupe of minstrels now at the Palace Music Hall . . . in the persons of the original Buckley’s Serenaders, who have just returned from England. Miss Julia Gould, who will be remembered as a very agreeable concert singer, is also attached to the troupe.” COMMENT (WDG): This announcement has Buckley’s opening a week earlier, on Dec 15. But Campbell’s Minstrels were advertised all week for the same venue, and all other ads for Buckley’s opening night say it will be Dec 22. The announcement, I believe, is incorrect.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 16 December 1862, 5.
Announcement: New York Herald, 22 December 1862.
Calls the venue “Palace Garden Music Hall.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 22 December 1862, 7.
Big ad, series of small ads. “First appearance since their return from England… Dave Reed Sings and Dances… The Original Chinese Fiddle…”
Advertisement: New-York Times, 22 December 1862, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 23 December 1862, 5.
“Buckley’s minstrels – old favorites in New York – opened at Palace Garden Music Hall last evening with a good company and their old burlesque of ‘Lucrezia Borgia.’”
Advertisement: New-York Times, 25 December 1862, 7.
Cast of Lucretia Borgia.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 25 December 1862.
Says Christmas evening performance is at 7 pm. Calls the venue, “The Palace Music Hall.”
Advertisement: New-York Times, 27 December 1862, 7.
Cast, time, price. “Negro Minstrelsy of a superior order and Burlesque Opera.”