Maretzek Italian Opera: Il trovatore

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Max Maretzek

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Record Information


Last Updated:
21 July 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

12 Dec 1864, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed


Announcement: New York Herald, 10 December 1864, 5.

Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 11 December 1864.

Announcement: New York Herald, 12 December 1864, 1.

Announcement: New York Herald, 12 December 1864, 4.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 12 December 1864, 7.

Announcement: New-York Times, 12 December 1864, 5.

      Repeated for the last time.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 12 December 1864, 7.

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

Review: New York Herald, 13 December 1864.

Trovatore was sung at the Academy last night, with the original cast of the present season.  The artists were all in good voice, and were approvingly received by a house which was very well filled, considering the remarkable severity of the weather.  If not as crowded as on previous nights, when the season was more inviting, it was quite as fashionable and as noticeable for elegance of costume. To-morrow is announced to be the last night of Don Sebastian, and Friday the last presentation of Faust. Mr. Maretzek may have found it necessary to confine this weeks’ performance to the two successful opers of the season; but we hope that he will not be inexorable, and deprive the ladies of what they may claim as their special right: to have Don Sebastian as a matinee before the season closes.”

Review: New-York Times, 13 December 1864, 5.

      “Academy of Music.—‘Il Trovatore’—the most permanently popular opera…was repeated here last evening to more than an average house. Zucchi, Morensi and Bellini were excellent.  The same—with the reservation of a solitary moment, when the weather had its way—may be said of Signor Massimiliani, who, in the latter portion of the opera was in fact admirable.  The performance generally gave complete satisfaction.”