Performance Date(s) and Time(s)
23 May 1864, 7:45 PM
24 May 1864, 7:45 PM
25 May 1864, 7:45 PM
26 May 1864, 7:45 PM
27 May 1864, 7:45 PM
28 May 1864, 7:45 PM
L.I. Vincent, stage manager, producer and director; Messrs. Hilliard and Maeder, scenery; Mons. Phillipe, costumes; Messrs. Runyon and Burnett, mechanical effects; S. Wallis, furniture and appointments. Grand Ballet of Sixteen Selected Coryphées.
John Brougham: Bel demonio (original music by E. Montgomery)
Includes the songs:
S. R. Fiske (lyrics): “You are the star” (Vestvali)
“Brave Marco” (Vestvali)
AND: “The grand tarantella” (comp. By Signor Ronzani) (Katarina, Ella, Kruga and Rosina, corps de ballet)
Performers and/or Works Performed
Advertisement: New York Herald
, 23 May 1864.
Advertisement: New-York Times
, 23 May 1864, 7.
“In the course of the piece a GRAND TARANTELLA, composed by Signor Ronzani.”
Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune
, 24 May 1864.
Announcement: New-York Times
, 26 May 1864, 4.
Announcement: New York Clipper
, 28 May 1864, 54.
Advertisement: New York Clipper
, 28 May 1864, 55.
Review: New York Clipper
, 04 June 1864, 62.
“[H]ow pleasant it is to see Vestvali and ‘Bel Demonio’ at Niblo’s Garden, how inspiring to witness the forms and faces and evolutions of the coryphees [sic], and with what happiness do we see around us the smiling faces of the thousands who throng this great dramatic establishment. . . . [E]verybody seems better pleased than they did during the opening week. . . .The performers get on smoothly, scenery and machinery work with the ease of a clerk in Chase’s treasury department, the waits are of but brief duration, and everything acts together for the good of the manager.”