Academy of Music
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Price: $1 General admission to parquet, balcony, boxes and family circle; $2 reserved in parquet, balcony and boxes. $.25 amphitheatre
29 August 2018
“Medori’s last appearance drew an immense audience. Her success in the role of Norma has been one of the great attractions of the season, aided, as she has been, by Mlle. Sulzer and Signors Mazzoleni and Biachi—the latter having given to the roles of Pollio [sic] and Oroveso more interest than is usually bestowed upon them. The admirable acting of Mazzoleni adds to the dramatic force displayed by Medori. His every motion is so significant, so full of meaning, so lifelike, as to render the opera of ‘Norma,’ as performed by the Maretzek troupe, a grand lyric drama. Medori was enabled to display her talent to its utmost limit, when seconded by artists who, like herself, enter fully into the spirit of their roles. To say that last night’s performance was a success is to give but an indifferent idea of what may be more rightly termed an ovation. From the commencement of the opera until its close the applause was enthusiastic. The artists were called out before the curtain time after time; the favorite airs were all encored. In fact the public seemed to never tire in giving continued proofs of their approbation. No doubt regrets at the forced departure of the prima donna caused in part the unusual warmth displayed by the audience.”
ADIEUX DE MADAME MEDORI
The stirring singer, who has brought about a kind of revolution in the customs of our Italian opera, makes her adieux today to the New York public, in the role of Norma. She had too much to choose from among her diverse creations, to be certain to see the public run to this final performance. One knows the ensemble she will be supported by in Bellini’s opera: Mlle Sulzer, Mazzoleni and Biachia.
Brief. “Medori appeared for the last time on the 17th, as Norma. She is about to leave for Europe, to attend to some family affairs.”