Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Proprietor / Lessee:
William Wheatley

Harvey Bradley Dodworth

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
7 July 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

01 Sep 1863, Evening

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Narcisse; Last of the pompadour; Last days of the pompadour; Narcitz
Text Author: Brachvogel


Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 01 September 1863.

     Note presumably from the proprietor at bottom of the ad: “Because the crush of people was so great the last time Mr. Bandmann performed, in that hundreds of people without seats had to leave the theater, I request the honorable public to reserve their places several days in advance.  Seats can be secured 3 days earlier.  Mr. Bandmann’s guest-appearance evenings are Tuesdays and Saturdays.”


Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 02 September 1863, 8.

     Niblo’s Theater.  In this elegant theater Brachvogel’s Narcisse was presented last night for the first time in the English language.  For Mr. Bandmann’s first appearance, the house was packed.  It lifted our spirits to notice that at least half the attendees were of German background, and they had come to pay tribute to a German masterwork and a German artist.  Interest in the work and Mr. Bandmann’s representation of Narcissus grew from one scene to the next, and this actor, like Mme. Ponisi who played the Pompadour, was showered with applause and called for curtain calls multiple times.  The presentation had small unevennesses from which premieres of a new play are not completely free, and in order to be fair to each of the actors, we reserve our critique for the next appearance of Mr. Bandmann, which takes place next Saturday.

Review: New-York Times, 04 September 1863, 4.

Extensive review of play with no mention of music.