Richings English Opera: Linda di Chamounix

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Harvey Bradley Dodworth

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Record Information


Last Updated:
16 April 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

04 Mar 1864, Evening

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Linda of Chamonix
Composer(s): Donizetti
Text Author: Rossi
Participants:  Caroline Richings (role: Linda)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 04 March 1864.

Announcement: New York Post, 04 March 1864, 2.
In Diary of Amusements.  Time.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 04 March 1864, 7.

Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 04 March 1864.

Review: New York Post, 07 March 1864, 2.

Doesn’t give specific date, only refers to performances from this week. “The English Opera played at Niblo’s by the Richings troupe deserves special attention. Donizetti’s ‘Linda di Chamounix’ was given last week, Caroline Richings singing all the music of the part, with such grace and brilliancy as make one regret that she cannot be heard in it at the Academy of Music, supported by artists worthy of herself. We have so often complimented the admirable vocalization of this lady, that we need only repeat here our advice to those who admire Italian music in English dress to hear Miss Richings in any of the operas to be played at Niblo’s. Her singing can perhaps be better appreciated because, with the exception of Mr. Seguin, none of the other singers can for a moment distract the attention from the Linda, or the Marie, or the Amina of the evening, as the case may be.”