Olympic Theatre

Event Information

Olympic Theatre

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
25 September 2022

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

13 Jun 1870, Evening
14 Jun 1870, Evening
15 Jun 1870, Evening
15 Jun 1870, 2:00 PM
16 Jun 1870, Evening
17 Jun 1870, Evening
18 Jun 1870, Evening
18 Jun 1870, 2:00 PM

Program Details

J. H. Chatterton was announced but did not appear; a “Mr. O’Neil” took his place.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  A. M. Hernandez (role: Professor Gilmore)


Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 11 June 1870, 8.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 12 June 1870, 9.

Full cast list.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 12 June 1870, 7.
Announcement: New York Herald, 13 June 1870, 8.
“…The principal attraction [of the new program] will be the music, which is carefully selected from the best composers. A clever imitation of the Boston Peace Jubilee will be given by Hernandez’s grand orchestra.”
Announcement: New-York Times, 13 June 1870, 4.

“A fresh version of ‘The Daughter of the Regiment,’ together with a new miscellaneous programme.”

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 14 June 1870, 5.

“…Mrs. Oates, personated the heroine—called, in this instance, Josephine—introduced several spirited and popular airs from ‘La Grande Duchesse’…Mrs. Oates looked well, sang well, and, by her inspiring energy, kept the movement of the piece from flagging…Her vocal-[illeg…] her strongest merit. It has feeling, skill, and brilliancy to commend it, and these are not vain virtues…Mr. Hernandez and his grand orchestra illustrated the Beethoven Festival…”

Review: New York Post, 14 June 1870, 4.

“…the story and music are familiar to everyone. In fact the songs are rather a selection from different sources suited to Mrs. Oates’s voice and manner, than a reproduction of the music of the well known opera. Perhaps the worn out ‘Sabre du mon pére’ could have been partially dispensed with. Certainly it would have been well replaced by the Rataplan in the famous scene in the drawing room of the chateau.

“Mrs. Oates sang with brilliancy and good effect. Pathos is not her strong point, yet the popular song ‘Ask me not why,’ was perhaps her best performance last evening.”

Review: New York Herald, 15 June 1870, 6.

No mention of music.

Announcement: New York Clipper, 18 June 1870, 86.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 18 June 1870, 4.
Review: New York Clipper, 25 June 1870, 94.

Begins with positive review of Eduoin’s performance of Dancing barber. On Wednesday, Oates “Sang with good effect, ‘Sabre de Mon Pere’ and ‘Ask me not Why?’ but in ‘I Know a Maiden Fair to See,’ she was not so happy…Mr. J. H. Chatterton did not appear, which was probably the reason for the omission of a great deal of music announced; his place was supplied by Mr. O’Neil, who played Guillot effectively…”

In a different paragraph: “Mr. J. H. Chatterson, lately of the Mrs. Oates’ Burlesque Troupe, has been secured as second tenor for the Hess and Richings’ English Opera Troupe next season.”