New York Theatre

Event Information

New York Theatre (1863)

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
14 July 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

10 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
11 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
12 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM

Program Details

No indication what “Roman games” is.

Raoul, or the Magic Star includes “all of the artists of the Martinetti and Marzetti company.”

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Stars, The
Participants:  Mathilde Marzetti (role: the star of the North);  Julia [dancer] Lehman (role: the star of the night);  Edouard Velarde (role: Saturn);  Desiree [dancer] Mathieu (role: the star of the mornings)
aka Magic star
Composer(s): Ravel
Text Author: Ravel
aka Tight rope exercises; Perpendicular rope act; Tight rope divertissement; Corde tendu; Corde elastique


Advertisement: New York Herald, 10 September 1863.

Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 12 September 1863.
Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 14 September 1863.

     For the last week, there were successful performances of the Martinetti and Marzetti company on the stage of this theater.  Almost all the better members of Ravel’s troupe [that is, Jean Ravel & Family] belong to this company, which performs pantomime and ballet most excellently.  On Saturday we saw the ballet, “The Canteen Proprietor” and the pantomime, “Raoul, or The Magic Star.”  These were executed with all the attendant brilliance and they received plenty of applause.  Also, the Roman acts, in which the Brothers Martinetti displayed extraordinary dexterity and strength, and the productions of young Paul and Mlle. Marietta Zanfretta on the tightrope were extraordinarily pleasing.  Today there are two new pieces in the repertoire.