Grover German Opera: Fra Diavolo

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Leonard Grover

Price: $1 all parts of the house

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
20 June 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

21 Apr 1866, 1:00 PM

Program Details

Fra Diavolo included "I'm afloat."

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
Participants:  Grover German Opera Company;  Bertha Johannsen (role: Lady Allcash);  Heinrich Steinecke (role: Beppo);  Theodore Habelmann (role: Fra Diavolo);  Otto Lehman [bass] (role: Matheo);  Joseph Hermanns (role: Jacomo);  Franz Jehin [Grover German Opera vocal] (role: Lorenzo);  Joseph Weinlich (role: Lord Allcash);  Johanna Rotter (role: Zerline)
Composer(s): Russell
Text Author: Cook [lyricist]
Participants:  Joseph Hermanns


Advertisement: New-York Times, 18 April 1866, 7.

     “Admission to matinee $1 to all parts of the house. no extra charge for reserved seats.”

Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 20 April 1866, 6.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 21 April 1866, 7.

     “Mr. Hermans [sic] will introduce in the third act Russell’s popular ballad, ‘I’m afloat.’”

Review: New York Post, 23 April 1866.

academy of music.

     The matinée at the Academy on Saturday was not well attended as there was a rival matinée at Wallack’s, where ‘Norma’ was given by some of the artists of the Maretzek company…‘Fra Diavolo’ was produced in a manner that deserved a better audience, Mr. Habelman and Mme. Rotter taking their parts especially well. We trust that the energy and enterprise shown by Mr. Grover will be better appreciated and rewarded this week than it was last.”