Richings English Opera: The Enchantress

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Harvey Bradley Dodworth

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
Mr. Ronzani

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
24 November 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

21 Mar 1864, 7:30 PM
22 Mar 1864, 7:30 PM
23 Mar 1864, 7:30 PM
24 Mar 1864, 7:30 PM
25 Mar 1864, 7:30 PM
26 Mar 1864, 7:30 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Balfe
Text Author: Bunn


Announcement: New York Post, 21 March 1864, 2.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 21 March 1864, 7.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 22 March 1864, 10.

Announcement: New York Clipper, 26 March 1864, 395.

Review: New-York Times, 28 March 1864, 4.
“[T]he Richings have brought their season of emasculated opera to an end.”
Review: New-York Times, 29 March 1864, 4.

Excerpt from a review of Booth’s engagement at Niblo’s the following week.

“Despite Mr. Wheatley’s tact and liberality, it must be said that his invariably crowded houses are not always a source of gratification to the critic. The past four weeks, for instance, have been devoted to a mongrel exhibition of music and provincial vanity that, in a properly constituted city—we mean a city with a sufficient number of theatres—would not and could not be tolerated. From the utter insignificance of the Richings’ performances, therefore, we turn gladly to the promise of Mr. Booth’s.”

Review: New York Clipper, 02 April 1864, 403.

“Miss Richings sounded her last note for the present at Niblo’s on Saturday evening, March 26th. To use a flight of fancy, she is to wing her way to the golden shores of the peaceful Pacific, and in sweet cadences warble such dulcet melody as will entrance the very rocks and fill her pockets with ’em.”