Maretzek Italian Opera: Un ballo in maschera

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Max Maretzek

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Record Information


Last Updated:
7 November 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

18 Oct 1864, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Ninth subscription night

Performers and/or Works Performed


Announcement: New York Herald, 18 October 1864.

Announcement: New York Post, 18 October 1864.

Announcement: New-York Times, 18 October 1864, 4.
Small announcement at the end of the review of Faust.  There is an incorrect announcement towards the top of the AMUSEMENTS column that says the opera for Tuesday night will be Faust.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 18 October 1864, 7.

Announcement: Courrier des États-Unis, 18 October 1864.

Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 18 October 1864, 8.

Review: New York Herald, 19 October 1864.
“The Opera. There was a fair attendance last night at the Academy, and the opera—the Ballo in Maschera—was [again?] given, though not in a way to call for special comment after our notice of its performance with the same cast last week. Zucchi pleased the audience so well that they seized every appropriate opportunity of expressing their satisfaction, and Brambilla and Bellini also came in for a share of the applause. After the third act all the leading singers were called before the curtain.”
Review: New-York Times, 19 October 1864.
“Amusements. The performance of VERDI’S ‘Ballo in Maschera’ last night, fulfilled all the pleasant expectations that were excited by the first, and somewhat hasty, though agreeable, representation. Signor MASSIMILIANI was in capital voice. Signor [sic] ZUCCHI never sang better. Signora BRAMBILLA was a dainty page—as neat and tempting as an Aldine edition. Signor BELLINI was admirable. Indeed, we have nothing but praise to bestow. The performance was in every way creditable to Mr. MARETZEK and his company, and will, we trust, be repeated.”
Review: Courrier des États-Unis, 19 October 1864.
Brief: Mme Carozzi Zucchi provoked general enthusiasm.
Review: New York Post, 20 October 1864.
“A very fine performance of the ‘Ballo in Maschera’ was given on Tuesday evening, Zucchi maintaining, by the beauty of her singing and the fervent earnestness of her acting, her well won reputation. Brambilla and Massimiliani sang and acted with fair ability. Bellini was unusually successful, his romanza in the last act having been heartily encored.”