Tony Pastor’s Opera House

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Tony Pastor's Opera House

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Last Updated:
5 July 2021

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

30 Jul 1866, Evening
31 Jul 1866, Evening
01 Aug 1866, Evening
01 Aug 1866, 2:30 PM
02 Aug 1866, Evening
03 Aug 1866, Evening
04 Aug 1866, Evening
04 Aug 1866, 2:30 PM

Program Details

Opening of the regular season.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 26 July 1866.
Announcement: New York Herald, 30 July 1866, 3.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 04 August 1866.

Includes names of performers.

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 04 August 1866.
Review: New York Clipper, 11 August 1866, 142.

“[D]ensely packed house, many being unable to obtain standing room. . . . The appearance of Tony Pastor was the signal for vociferous cheering from the gallery, and stamping of feet and clapping of hands from the lower part of the house.  He was called out five times, giving some of his best comic songs.  Mr. Carleton, Irish vocalist, was also well received in both of his acts, as was T.G. Riggs, who, in the afterpiece, was very funny.  Jennie Engel is as popular as ever in her ballads. The ballet, a great feature at this establishment, is ably conducted by Mons. Szollosy.  Taken altogether, the company is a good one, and the performance is first class.  The house presents a very neat appearance, having during the vacation been painted throughout and undergone several alterations, all the long benches in the orchestra have been torn up and two hundred and eighty cane seat chairs substituted.”