Maretzek Italian Opera: Jone

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Max Maretzek

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Record Information


Last Updated:
10 August 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

03 Oct 1865, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Ultimo giorno di Pompei ; Last Days of Pompeii; Ione
Composer(s): Petrella
Text Author: Peruzzini


Advertisement: New York Post, 02 October 1865.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 03 October 1865.
Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 03 October 1865, 3.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 03 October 1865.

“‘Ione’ will be represented this evening with the same cast.”

Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 03 October 1865.
Review: New York Post, 04 October 1865, 2.

The Opera.  Max Maretzek has decided on adding another to the trip of night usually devoted to opera. . . . The experiment of last night in this line was a fair success. The Academy, though not crowded, contained a goodly audience.  The opera—‘Ione’—was given with even greater vigor and effect than on Monday night, Bosisio singing with marked purity and neatness.  All the other artists did themselves full credit, Mazzoleni being, as usual in this work, the chief attraction of the evening.”

Review: New-York Times, 04 October 1865, 5.

“The second performance of ‘Ione’ last evening was, in all respects, an improvement on the first—if that can be said of singers who really distinguished themselves on Monday evening. The orchestra under Mr. Maretzek's able direction not only seized all the delicate and all the striking ideas of the score, but went affectionately and encouragingly with the singers, helping them through in a way that Maretzek can alone effect.  The chorus, too, was in excellent trim. It would be difficult, indeed, to hear a better performance of Petrella's popular work.”