Maretzek Italian Opera: Faust – Matinee

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Price: $1

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Record Information


Last Updated:
29 August 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

26 Nov 1864, 1:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Gounod
Text Author: Barbier, Carré
Participants:  Maretzek Italian Opera Company;  Domenico Lorini (role: Valentin);  Clara Louise Kellogg (role: Marguerite)


Announcement: New York Herald, 21 November 1864.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 23 November 1864.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 24 November 1864, 7.

Announcement: New-York Times, 26 November 1864, 4.

Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 26 November 1864.

Review: New York Herald, 27 November 1864.
“Faust was given at the matinee yesterday to another overflowing house. Not a seat in the parquet, balcony or second tier was to be had ten minutes after the doors opened. The popularity of this work is one of the most remarkable things in the history of the opera. The more frequently it is represented the more it seems to grow in favor with our public. Nor is this appreciation of its merits confined to us. In England and in the other European capitals it is equally the piece de resistance at the managements. There was a slight alteration in the cast yesterday, Signor Lorini undertaking the role of Valentine, and singing it very acceptably. Miss Kellogg was in excellent voice. The character of Marguerite suits her well, both vocally and physically. We miss, however, Hermann’s Mephistopheles. That was a characterization that gave great zest to the German version of the work.”