Maretzek Italian Opera: L’Africaine

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Carl Bergmann

Price: $1.50

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Record Information


Last Updated:
26 August 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

12 Dec 1865, 7:30 PM

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Advertisement: New-York Times, 09 December 1865, 7.
Announcement: New York Post, 11 December 1865.
Review: New York Post, 13 December 1865.

    “The Opera. Another fine performance of ‘L’Africana,’ before another large audience at the Academy last night, increased still more the popularity of this noble work.” 

Announcement: New-York Times, 13 December 1865, 4.
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 13 December 1865, 5.

     “Musical. L’AFRICAINE. In spite of the wretched weather, which was disheartening enough to keep any one at home, there was a large and brilliant audience at the Academy of Music, to witness the last performance but one, of this splendid opera. Every seat in the house was sold, but the standees were not as numerous as on previous occasions.  The opera was finely performed in every respect, Zucchi and Mazzoleni excelling themselves in that wonderful love duett in the fourth act. How surely this great opera is winning its way with the public; each performance strengthens its hold and adds a new circle of admirers to its broad, yet subtle beauties.”