Maretzek Italian Opera: Macbeth

Event Information

Venue(s):
Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Conductor(s):
Jaime Nuno

Event Type:
Opera

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
29 August 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

26 Nov 1863, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

1)
Participants:  Maretzek Italian Opera Company;  Annie Milner (role: Lady Macbeth's maid);  Wilhelm [baritone] Müller (role: Doctor);  J. [tenor] Reichardt (role: Malcom);  Guglielmo Lotti (role: Macduff);  Domenico Coletti (role: Banquo);  Fernando [bass-baritone] Bellini (role: Macbeth);  Giuseppina Medori (role: Lady Macbeth)
2)
Composer(s): Verdi
Text Author: Piave

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 25 November 1863, 7.
“[L]ast night but one.”
2)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 25 November 1863.

3)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 26 November 1863.

4)
Announcement: New-York Times, 26 November 1863, 4.

5)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 26 November 1863.

6)
Advertisement: Courrier des États-Unis, 26 November 1863.

7)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 26 November 1863.

Cast list included.

8)
Review: New York Herald, 27 November 1863, 4.

“There was a rather thin audience. . . . Lorini was to make her last appearance of the season.  Still the public did not liberally patronize Maretzek.  These off nights are seldom as brilliant as the regular subscription evenings.  The performances are often more satisfactory, as was the case last Saturday, when the ‘Lucrezia’ was so splendidly rendered . . . but the stockholders stay away on these off nights, the ultra fashionables also, and the glitter and show of their diamonds and toilets are lost to the general ensemble of the house. . . . [L]ast evening’s performance was quite as successful as any previous rendition of this truly great work.

Mme. Medori sang and acted in her usual most effective style, and was much applauded.  Signors Bellini and Lotti were also very successful. . . . To our thinking, Signor Bellini has in Macbeth one of his very best roles.  He sang and acted last evening extremely well. . . .

. . . [T]he choruses and orchestra were effective, as they always are under Maretzek’s management, and the performance was certainly very successful.”