Maretzek Italian Opera: Robert le Diable

Event Information

Venue(s):
Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Conductor(s):
Max Maretzek

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
Mr. Ronzani

Price: 13/20

Event Type:
Opera

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
29 August 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

14 Apr 1864, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

1)
aka Robert the devil; Robert der Teufel
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
Text Author: Scribe, Delavigne
Participants:  Maretzek Italian Opera Company;  Corps de ballet, unidentified;  Guglielmo Lotti (role: Raimbaut);  Pasquale Brignoli (role: Robert);  Giuseppina Medori (role: Alice);  Joseph Hermanns (role: Bertram);  Lisa Harris (role: Isabella);  Mlle. Ernestine (role: Helene)

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 12 April 1864.

2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 14 April 1864.

3)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 14 April 1864, 7.

4)
Advertisement: Courrier des √Čtats-Unis, 14 April 1864.

5)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 14 April 1864.

6)
Review: New York Herald, 15 April 1864, 4.
“Robert le Diable was received last night with no dimunition of favor or applause. Medori was as grand as ever in Alice.  Brignoli was even more brilliant than usual, especially in the Sicilienne, which he sang exquisitely, and was very warmly applauded, but not more cordially than he deserved; for he has rarely sung it with so much fervor and purity.”