Maretzek Italian Opera: Fra Diavolo

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Carl Bergmann

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
29 January 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

06 Apr 1866, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Fra Diavolo, ou L’hôtellerie de Terracine Fra Diavolo, or The Inn of Terracina
Composer(s): Auber
Text Author: Scribe


Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 05 April 1866.

     “Those who visit the opera on Friday—Fra Diavolo—and those who throng the Matinée on Saturday—Lucrezia Borgia—will enjoy all the elaborate preparations made to give éclat to the splendid Bal d’Opera. None of the decorations will be removed until Saturday afternoon. An examination of the portraits alone, would be worth double the price of admission.”

Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 06 April 1866.

     “The opera of Fra Diavolo will be given this evening with Miss Kellogg, Mazzoleni, and Bellini in the principal roles. This opera is so popular a favorite that it is sure to attract a crowded house. The brilliant caricatures prepared for the Bal d’Opera last night will remain on exhibition this evening, and also at the matinée to-morrow morning. Those, therefore, who attend these performances were will have the benefit of the chief attraction at the expensive and fashionable Bal d’Opera, without any extra charge.”

Announcement: New-York Times, 06 April 1866, 4.

     “Academy of Music.—The opera to-night is ‘Fra Diavolo,’ with its excellent cast and mise-en-scene. The decorations and caricatures used at the Bal d’Opera last evening will remain to-night, and also at the matinée to-morrow.”

Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 06 April 1866, 6.
Review: New-York Times, 07 April 1866, 4.

     “Academy of Music.—‘Fra Diavolo’ was given last evening for the last time this season. The attendance was not overwhelming, partly in consequence of the weather, and partly the result of last evening’s festivities. There was an expression, however, of the usual amount of applause and satisfaction.”