Maretzek Italian Opera: Dom Sébastien, roi de Portugal

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)

24 Dec 1864, 1:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Dom Sebastian, King of Portugal; Dom Sebastien; Don Sebastian
Composer(s): Donizetti
Text Author: Scribe


Advertisement: New York Herald, 19 December 1864, 7.

“Last Grand Matinee.”

Announcement: New York Herald, 24 December 1864, 4.
Announcement: New-York Times, 24 December 1864, 4.

“Today there will be a matinée, on which occasion ‘Don Sebastian’ will be repeated for the last time. The extraordinary attendance last Saturday, and the many applications for a repetition, have induced Mr. Maretzek to make this concesion to his patrons. He could not have done better. If the weather is only decent the house will be crowded.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 24 December 1864, 7.
Announcement: Courrier des États-Unis, 24 December 1864.
Advertisement: Courrier des États-Unis, 24 December 1864.

“Women are particularly invited to purchase their tickets in advance, with the aim of avoiding trouble, since a large crowd is expected.”

Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 24 December 1864.
Review: New York Herald, 25 December 1864, 4.

“The pleasant weather yesterday induced a large audience to hear Don Sebastian for the last time.  The matinee was well and fashionably attended, and the opera was given with its usual cast and in the same excellent manner as before.  Zucchi and Massimiliani sang well—the latter rather better than usual, with the exception of the introduction of too much tremolo in the romanza in the second act, which was not an improvement.  The present season will close with the coming week.”