Maretzek Italian Opera: I due Foscari

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)

05 Feb 1864, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

1)
aka The Two Foscari
Composer(s): Verdi
Text Author: Piave
Participants:  Maretzek Italian Opera Company;  Joseph Weinlich (role: Loredano);  Fernando [bass-baritone] Bellini (role: Francisco Foscar);  Giuseppina Medori (role: Lucretta);  Francesco Mazzoleni (role: Jacopo Foscar);  J. [tenor] Reichardt (role: Barbarigo)

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Post, 02 February 1864, 2.

“‘Due Foscari’ will probably be revived on Friday.”

2)
Announcement: New-York Times, 02 February 1864, 4.

3)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 04 February 1864, 7.
Cast.
4)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 04 February 1864.

5)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 04 February 1864.

6)
Announcement: New York Post, 04 February 1864.

7)
Announcement: New York Post, 05 February 1864, 2.

8)
Announcement: Courrier des √Čtats-Unis, 05 February 1864.

Brief positive announcement of the weekly performance of Maretzek’s Italian Opera.

9)
Announcement: New York Herald, 05 February 1864.

10)
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 05 February 1864.

11)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 06 February 1864, 347.

“Max Maretzek’s Italian Opera Troupe filled up the entire week at the Academy, giving six operatic performances to pretty good business.  Max is awfully jubilant over the money he made in Boston.  He will run the show another week, skipping ash Wednesday and Thursday.”

12)
Review: New York Herald, 06 February 1864.

Brief review.  “The house was filled by a most fashionable audience, and the performance was certainly very successful. Mme. Madori and Signors Mazzoleni and Bellini were much applauded.   The mise en scene and the choruses were very effective.”

13)
Review: New-York Times, 06 February 1864, 6.

“VERDI’S opera, ‘I Due Foscari,’ was given here last night with good effect.  The music is not very pronounced in its character, and to ears accustomed to VERDI’s later works it is apt to sound tame.  There are, however, some admirable numbers in it, and passages of great suavity and grace. The principal rôle was admirably sustained by Signor Bellini, who combines talent as an actor with great vocal ability. Mme. MADORI was the Lucretia, and Mazzoleni was admirable.”

14)
Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 06 February 1864, 8.

The opera was not very successful, because of its monotone music.  It was performed well, yet it will probably not last.

15)
Review: New York Clipper, 13 February 1864, 347.

“Max Maretzek’s Italian Opera Troupe filled up the entire week at the Academy, giving six operatic performances to pretty good business.”

COMMENT: The Maretzek Troupe only gave five performances this week.

16)
Announcement: New-York Times, 05 February 1865.