Maretzek Italian Opera: Faust

Event Information

Venue(s):
Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Conductor(s):
Max Maretzek

Event Type:
Opera

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
29 August 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

31 Mar 1864, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

1)
Participants:  Maretzek Italian Opera Company;  Wilhelm [baritone] Müller (role: Wagner);  Fanny Stockton (role: Martha);  Clara Louise Kellogg (role: Margherita);  Fernando [bass-baritone] Bellini (role: Valentin);  Henrietta Sulzer (role: Seibel);  Francesco Mazzoleni (role: Faust);  Joseph Hermanns (role: Mephistopheles)
2)
Composer(s): Gounod
Text Author: Barbier, Carré

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 28 March 1864.

2)
Announcement: New York Post, 28 March 1864, 2.

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Advertisement: New York Herald, 31 March 1864.

4)
Announcement: New York Post, 31 March 1864.
In “Diary of Amusements.”
5)
Announcement: New-York Times, 31 March 1864.

6)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 31 March 1864, 7.
Cast.
7)
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 31 March 1864.

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Advertisement: Courrier des États-Unis, 31 March 1864.
Cast.
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Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 31 March 1864.

10)
Review: New York Herald, 01 April 1864, 4.

“Faust still reigns supreme at the Academy of Music and draws larger houses than the older operas, which are so much more grand—so universally recognized as master pieces [sic]. The reason of this great popularity exists from the fact that Faust is a spectacular opera; that, besides its charming, attractive music, its legend is so well known, and that the mise en scene is brilliant—the nature of the work allowing a more than usual display in this respect. As given here the cast is very effective; thus all things combine to give reason to the public for the extraordinary favor they show Faust.

The performance last evening was very successful; Miss Kellogg acted and sang extremely well and received great applause. Mme. Sulzer received the usual encore in the flower song. Mazzoleni, Bellini, and Hermanns were also much applauded. The Soldiers’ chorus and the Beggars’ chorus, in the second act were sung with great spirit and ensemble and were encored.”

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Review: New York Post, 01 April 1864, 2.

Brief, as part of announcement for the performance on 04/01/64. “If the house be as full and the performance as admirable as at ‘Faust’ last night, all present will be delighted.”

12)
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 01 April 1864, 5.

Brief. “Academy of Music.—There was a good house last night. The opera was Faust and was rendered as usual by the artists, Miss Kellogg being the heroine.”