Richings English Opera: The Enchantress

Event Information

Venue(s):
Niblo's Garden

Proprietor / Lessee:
William Wheatley

Manager / Director:
William Wheatley

Conductor(s):
Harvey Bradley Dodworth

Event Type:
Opera

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
24 September 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

23 Mar 1863, 7:45 PM
24 Mar 1863, 7:45 PM
25 Mar 1863, 7:45 PM
26 Mar 1863, 7:45 PM
27 Mar 1863, 7:45 PM
28 Mar 1863, 7:45 PM

Program Details

Mr. J.H. Selwyn (scenery); Mr. Philippe (costumes); Runyon & Demilt (stage machinery); Mr. S. Wallis (sets)
Caroline Richings benefit, 3/27.


Performers and/or Works Performed

1)
Composer(s): Balfe, Cunnington
Text Author: Bunn
Participants:  Richings English Opera Corps de Ballet;  Richings English Opera Company;  Chorus, unidentified;  Orchestra, unidentified;  Mr. Mordaunt (role: Duke d'Aquila);  Walter Lennox (role: Mushroom);  Annetta Galletti;  Caroline Richings (role: Stella; the Enchantress);  Mathilde Marzetti;  Peter Richings (role: Ramir the Pirate);  Mr. Ronzani;  Livingstone Robert Shewell (role: Don Sylvio);  Mlle. Katrine;  Edward (E.) Lamb (role: Dr. Mathanasius);  C. W. [Richings' English Opera] Wilson (role: Numba Jumba);  J. W. Blaisdell (role: Busiris);  George H. Andrews (role: Pambo Poncho)

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Post, 23 February 1863.
2)
Announcement: New York Herald, 23 March 1863, 5.

3)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 23 March 1863, 7.

4)
Announcement: New-York Times, 23 March 1863, 5.

5)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 23 March 1863, 7.

6)
Announcement: New York Post, 23 March 1863.
“Niblo’s Garden will be devoted for one week more to the ‘Enchantress,’ in which Miss Richings sings with so much grace and finish.” 
 
7)
Announcement: New York Herald, 27 March 1863, 5.
“Richings takes a benefit at Niblo’s to-night, and concludes her very successful engagement to-morrow evening.”
8)
Announcement: New-York Times, 27 March 1863, 9.
“Caroline Richings, the charming vocalist and actress, takes her farewell benefit at this theatre to-night, when the spectacle of the ‘Enchantress’ will be repeated for the last time but one.  The lady has contributed so agreeably to the amusement of the Metropolis, that a crowded house will be but a fair recognition of her claims.”
9)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 28 March 1863, 395.
“The spectacle will be repeated during the present week.”
10)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 28 March 1863, 398.

11)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 28 March 1863, 7.

12)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 28 March 1863, 7.
Last night of Richings.
13)
Review: New-York Times, 30 March 1863, 8.
“GALETTI finished her five-weeks’ engagement at Niblo’s Garden (where she has added materially to the eclat of Mr. and Miss RICHINGS operatic performances) on Saturday evening.”