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: $1

Event Type:
Opera

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
29 August 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

16 Apr 1864, Matinee

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;  Joseph Hermanns (role: Bertram);  Lisa Harris (role: Isabella);  Mlle. Ernestine (role: Helene);  Guglielmo Lotti (role: Raimbaut);  Pasquale Brignoli (role: Robert);  Giuseppina Medori (role: Alice)

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 15 April 1864.
“[T]he last time.”
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 16 April 1864.

3)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 16 April 1864, 7.

4)
Announcement: Courrier des √Čtats-Unis, 16 April 1864.

5)
Advertisement: Courrier des √Čtats-Unis, 16 April 1864.

6)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 16 April 1864.

7)
Review: New York Herald, 17 April 1864, 4.
“The audience yesterday—who were charmed with perhaps one of the best renditions of Robert le Diable for the season—both in numbers and fashion, testified their satisfaction at the reputation which the leading artists have won in this great work.  Medori was magnificent in the second and fifth acts.  Brignoli, in the Sicilienne, won the usual amount of approbation, and in the trio of the second act, with Medori and Hermanns, sang delightfully.  Miss Harris, in her difficult role, obtained some approval for her execution, which in a measure supplies the deficiency of power.”