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:
22 July 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

14 Dec 1864, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Donizetti: Dom Sebastien includes incidental ballet (Ernestine and Auriol).


This performance was advertised as the last of Dom Sébastien for the season, but owing to the audience size, the opera was given again on 12/17.

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: Cameons);  Carlotta Carozzi-Zucchi (role: Zaida);  Bernardo Massimiliani (role: Sebastien);  Mlle. Ernestine;  Mlle. [dancer] Auriol
2)
Composer(s): Unknown composer

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 10 December 1864, 5.

2)
Advertisement: Courrier des États-Unis, 10 December 1864.

3)
Announcement: New York Herald, 11 December 1864, 5.

4)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 11 December 1864.

5)
Announcement: New-York Times, 12 December 1864, 5.
“[L]ast time this season.”
6)
Announcement: Courrier des États-Unis, 12 December 1864.

7)
Announcement: New-York Times, 13 December 1864, 5.

8)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 13 December 1864, 7.

9)
Announcement: New York Herald, 14 December 1864, 4.

      Listed in “Amusements This Evening.”

10)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 14 December 1864, 7.

11)
Announcement: New-York Times, 14 December 1864, 8.

12)
Review: New York Herald, 15 December 1864, 4.

      “Don Sebastian was presented at the Academy last night to the most densely crowded houses of the season. It was announced as the last night of its performance; but, from the fact that quite a large number of people were disappointed in obtaining room, and had consequently to leave, even before the opera commenced, we presume that the dictum of the management will have to be revoked, and that this now very popular opera will have to be repeated, and probably more than once, in order to satisfy the increasing appreciation with which the public evidently regard it.”

13)
Review: New-York Times, 15 December 1864, 5.

      Very brief.  “The performance of ‘Don Sebastian,’ last evening, attracted one of the finest houses of the season. The artists were in excellent voice, and all went pleasantly.”