Maretzek Italian Opera: L’étoile du nord

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Angelo Torriani

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Record Information


Last Updated:
23 June 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

14 Mar 1866, Evening

Program Details

Kruger and Vidal performed in the incidental ballet.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New-York Times, 14 March 1866, 7.
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 14 March 1866.
Review: New York Post, 15 March 1866, 3.

“The representation last night . . . was even better, as a whole, than the previous performance of this brilliant opera, for with every repetition  there is greater promptness and correctness on the part of the choruses and orchestra, while the leading parts are assumed more naturally. Miss Kellogg was in fine voice, and sang superbly, receiving the fullest and heartiest recognition of the excellence of her performance from the very large and appreciative audience. Mlle. Bossisio [sic] also sustained herself well, and Signor Antonucci rather improved.”

Review: New-York Times, 15 March 1866, 4.

“The third performance of ‘L’Etoile du Nord’ attracted a fashionable attendance last evening, and the work was given with the rarest spirit. It is certainly a delightful opera, and it has been placed on the stage with a care which leaves nothing to be desired. It is massive without being heavy, and dramatic without being tedious. The applause last evening was frequent and well merited.”

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 15 March 1866, 8.

“[A] brilliant audience last evening, and the performance went off very well.  Antonucci exerted his best power to fill out the character and give the music of Peter the Great its befitting strength and expression.”