Muzio Italian Opera: Il trovatore

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

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Record Information


Last Updated:
23 July 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

21 Jul 1866, 1:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 18 July 1866.
Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 21 July 1866.
Announcement: New-York Times, 21 July 1866, 4.
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 21 July 1866.
Article: New-York Times, 23 July 1866, 4.

“Signor MUZIO, an estimable gentleman, very patriotically endeavored to assist the cause of Italian unification by giving a series of Italian operas at Niblo’s Garden.  He failed in the attempt. The artists volunteered with commendable promptitude, but for some reason or other several of them were ill and others indisposed, so that a change of bill became an almost nightly part of the programme. Signors BELLINI, SUSINI, LIMPARTI, TAMARO and ERRANI, and Mmes. TABACHI, PATTI, GHIONI and CANISSA, deserve all possible credit, as do the eight male and five female choristers; but on the whole we feel called upon to sympathise rather with MUZIO and to rejoice with GARIBALDI.”

Review: New York Clipper, 28 July 1866, 126.

“A part of Italian opera singers gave three or four operatic performances at Niblo’s since our last, but their efforts were rewarded by empty seats.  And pecuniarily the speculation proved a failure; the series of sing-songs came to a finale with Saturday’s matinee and thus closed the operatic and dramatic season of Manager Wheatley, whose income would have been greater had he closed the house a couple of months ago and bade an earlier farewell to the Ravels.”