Maretzek Italian Opera: Jone – Bosisio Benefit

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Angelo Torriani

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
27 April 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

19 Mar 1866, Evening

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-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 18 March 1866.
Announcement: New-York Times, 19 March 1866, 4.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 19 March 1866, 7.

Cast.  “In the course of the evening two pieces will be sung from Petrella’s new opera, IL FOLLETT DI GRESBY [sic], by Mlle. BOSISIO and Signor BRANDINI.”

Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 19 March 1866, 8.

“During the evening Mlle. Bosisio will introduce two vocal novelties, namely, an Aria for herself and duet with Signor Brandini, both from Petrella’s new opera, Il Follet Di Gresby.”

Review: New-York Times, 20 March 1866, 4.

“’Ione’ was given . . . for the benefit of Mme. Bosisio.
The house was not well attended, but the lady appeared to be warmly regarded by her friends, who bestowed on her many beautiful floral tokens of their appreciation. A couple of brilliant trifles from Petrella's new opera, ‘Il Folleto di Gresly,’ was sung by the lady and Signor Brandini with spirit. Whatever may be said of Mlle. Bosisio’s ability as a vocalist, there can be no doubt that she is a graceful and charming actress.”

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 20 March 1866, 4.

“The performance at the Academy of Music last night was for the benefit of Mlle. Bosisio, and we regret to say that the attendance was very slim in numbers; despite the attraction of a favorite opera—‘Ione; Or, The Last Days of Pompeii,’ with a cast of unusual strength. . . . With such a cast it is needless to say that the opera received a brilliant interpretation.  It was sung with infinite spirit, and was greeted with frequent manifestations of delight.  The artists were repeatedly called before the curtain, and the fair beneficiare received among other testimonials of admiration one of the most recherché, brilliant, fanciful and costly boquets or pyramid of flowers that we have ever seen.”