Maretzek Italian Opera: Dom Sébastien, roi de Portugal

Event Information

Venue(s):
Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Conductor(s):
Carl Bergmann

Event Type:
Opera

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
9 July 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

06 Dec 1864, 8:00 PM

Program Details

13th subscription night. Increased chorus and orchestra.

Donizetti: Dom Sébastien
Includes an incidental ballet [ballet divertissement, unidentified] (Ernestine and Auriol)


Performers and/or Works Performed

1)
aka Dom Sebastian, King of Portugal; Dom Sebastien; Don Sebastian
Composer(s): Donizetti
Text Author: Scribe
Participants:  Maretzek Italian Opera Company;  Augustino Susini (role: Giovanni);  Domenico Lorini (role: Abadialos);  Fernando [bass-baritone] Bellini (role: Camoens);  Carlotta Carozzi-Zucchi (role: Zaida);  Bernardo Massimiliani (role: Sebastian);  Mlle. Ernestine;  Mlle. [dancer] Auriol
2)
aka Grand ballet divertissement, unidentified

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 03 December 1864.

2)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 04 December 1864.

3)
Announcement: New-York Times, 05 December 1864, 4.

4)
Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 05 December 1864.

5)
Announcement: New York Herald, 06 December 1864, 5.

6)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 06 December 1864, 7.

7)
Review: New York Herald, 07 December 1864, 5.

      “The very large house at the Academy last night was another evidence of how much the opera of Don Sebastiano has become popular.  It was the fifth night of its performance; yet there was no diminution in the attendance.  The audience was if anything more fashionable and distinguished than usual.  The music and the artists met with very warm appreciation throughout.  The duet, O Fausta Di, in the third act, was encored.  So also was the delightful septette in the fourth act, at the close of which all the artists were called before the curtain.”

8)
Review: New York Post, 07 December 1864.

      Very brief. “The repetition of ‘Don Sebastian’ last night was the best performance yet-given here of that opera.”

9)
Review: New-York Times, 07 December 1864, 4.

      Very brief.  The opera “was repeated last evening, with complete success.  The work gains in public favor, and is evidently destined to become a leading feature or Mr. Maretzek’s repertoire.”

10)
Review: Courrier des États-Unis, 12 December 1864.

      Mme Carozzi-Zucchi showed herself on Friday superior to what she had already been [in Don Sebastien]. She owes her success to the execution of the beautiful septet in the fourth act.