Maretzek Italian Opera: Don Pasquale

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Angelo Torriani

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Record Information


Last Updated:
4 June 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

07 Mar 1866, Evening

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Donizetti
Participants:  Maretzek Italian Opera Company;  Fernando [bass-baritone] Bellini (role: Dr. Malatesta);  Enrichetta [soprano] Bosisio (role: Norina);  Ettore Irfre;  Signor A. Sarti [bass] (role: Pasquale)


Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 05 March 1866.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 06 March 1866.
Announcement: New-York Times, 07 March 1866, 4.

Refers to this “charming opera.”

Review: New York Post, 08 March 1866, 2.

      “Donizetti’s light and sparkling “Don Pasquale” was given last evening to a not very large, but appreciative audience.  The extreme disagreeable ness of the weather accounts measurably for this.  Those who braved the dust and cold wind were, however, amply repaid.  Signor Sarti, as the credulous, good-natured and cruelly fooled Don Pasquale, kept up his character throughout, perhaps occasionally slightly overdoing it. The same can be said of Mme. Bosisio as Norina. Signor Bellini, as the Doctor, was much easier and more natural in his acting than either of the others.”

Review: New-York Times, 08 March 1866, 4.

“Donizetti’s delightful comic opera of ‘Don Pasquale’ was given here last evening.  The house was but poorly attended, owing, we suppose, to the almost unbearable state of the weather. Those who braved the gale were rewarded with a fine performance of a seldom-heard, but most enjoyable work.”