Maretzek Italian Opera: Fra Diavolo

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Carl Bergmann

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
19 October 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

14 Feb 1865, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Fra Diavolo, ou L’hôtellerie de Terracine Fra Diavolo, or The Inn of Terracina
Composer(s): Auber
Text Author: Scribe
Participants:  Maretzek Italian Opera Company;  Wilhelm [baritone] Müller (role: Matheo);  Guglielmo Lotti (role: Fra Diavolo);  Joseph Weinlich (role: Giacomo);  Amati Dubreuil (role: Reppo);  Domenico Lorini (role: Lorenzo);  Catarina Morensi (role: Pamela);  Clara Louise Kellogg (role: Zerlina);  Fernando [bass-baritone] Bellini (role: Lord Rochbourg)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 14 February 1865.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 14 February 1865.

Review: New York Herald, 15 February 1865, 4.
Fra Diavolo was given last evening better perhaps than on any previous occasion, and was very much appreciated by the audience. We would suggest to Mr. Maretzek that this opera would be most acceptable at a matinee, when he next decides upon giving one. It has never been sung at a matinee since its first introduction in its new and improved form, and would no doubt prove especially welcome to the ladies residing outside the city. We learn with pleasure that Mme. Zucchi is so far recovered from her indisposition that she will be enabled to appear in Norma  at the Brooklyn Academy on Thursday evening, and will positively sing the part of Elvira in Ernani at our Academy on Friday.”
Review: New-York Times, 15 February 1865.
“[T]he performance was satisfactory, and gave abundant please to the audience.”