Maretzek Italian Opera: Poliuto

Event Information

Venue(s):
Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Conductor(s):
Max Maretzek

Event Type:
Opera

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
12 March 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

07 Dec 1864, 8:00 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

1)
Composer(s): Donizetti
Text Author: Cammarano
Participants:  Maretzek Italian Opera Company;  Joseph Weinlich;  Fernando [bass-baritone] Bellini (role: Severus);  Carlotta Carozzi-Zucchi (role: Pauline);  Bernardo Massimiliani (role: Poliutus)

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 04 December 1864, 7.

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

3)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 06 December 1864, 7.

4)
Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 06 December 1864.

5)
Announcement: New York Herald, 07 December 1864.

6)
Announcement: New-York Times, 07 December 1864, 4.

7)
Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 07 December 1864.

8)
Review: New York Herald, 08 December 1864.

      “The fine melodies, attractive story and dramatic incident of Poliuto render that opera always acceptable.  It was presented at the Academy last night in a manner perhaps superior to any representation by the same cast this season.  Zucchi and Massimilliani were both in excellent voice, and sung with great purity and brilliancy.  Zucchi’s acting was never finer than in the second act.  The sextet finale was encored with much enthusiasm.  The favorite duo in the third act had to be three times repeated.  The artists were called before the curtain twice during the evening, and very cordially applauded.”

9)
: Courrier des √Čtats-Unis, 12 December 1864.

    "We don't need to repeat what we've already said about the great singer [Carozzi-Zucchi] in Poliuto. We had never understood that opera before she [came] to New York."