Muzio Italian Opera: Ernani

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Emanuele Muzio

Price: $1; $1.50 reserved seats; $.50 family circle

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Last Updated:
6 May 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

16 Jul 1866, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Verdi
Text Author: Piave
Participants:  Muzio Italian Opera;  Signor Marra [baritone-Muzio] (role: Don Carlo);  Fernando [bass-baritone] Bellini (role: Silva);  Angiolina Ghioni (role: Elvira);  Signor Limperti (role: Ernani)


Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 12 July 1866.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 12 July 1866, 7.
Advertisement: New York Post, 12 July 1866.
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 12 July 1866.
Announcement: New-York Times, 14 July 1866, 5.

“ITALIAN OPERA.—Signor Muzio announces a brief season of Italian Opera at Niblo’s Garden, commencing on Monday night, the 16th inst. The proceeds of the enterprise are to be devoted to the augmentation of ‘the Garibaldi Fund,’ whatever that is, and for the sake of Muzio and the ‘G. F.’ we sincerely trust that the proceeds of the enterprise will be gratifyingly large. Certainly the list of artists engaged is long and notable, including the well-known and respected names of Mmes. GAZZANIGA, GHIONI, TABACCHI, ORTOLANI, D’ANGRI, PATTI and DE ROSSI, Signors MAZZOLENI, MASSAMILLIANI, ANASTASI, LIMPERTI, STEFFANI, ERRANI, MACCAFERRI, BELLINI, ORLANDINI, ARDAVANNI, MARRA, PADILLA, YPOLLITO, LORINI, SUSINI, ANTONUCCI, BARILLI, COLETTI, FOSSATI. On Monday evening the opera of ‘Ernani’ will be given, and on the three succeeding evenings other operas will follow. Whatever may be the object of augmenting the Garibaldi Fund, it is very evident that from this extraordinary list of artists Mr. MUZIO can furnish a cast of unusual brilliancy and attraction, and we doubt not a success of the most substantial and gratifying nature will crown his benevolent and artistic endeavor. The old theatre prices are to be retained.”

Announcement: New-York Times, 16 July 1866, 4.
Announcement: New York Post, 16 July 1866, 2.

“To-night is the first of the very short summer season of Italian opera, for which we are indebted to the patriotic enterprise of the Italian artists among us, who desire to satisfy their sympathy with the great struggle for national unity now going on.”

Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 16 July 1866.