Grau Havana Opera

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Jacob Grau

Emanuele Muzio

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
19 July 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

19 May 1866, 1:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Fallen Woman
Composer(s): Verdi
Text Author: Piave
Composer(s): Gounod


Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 18 May 1866.

Advertisement for Faust (act 3) and Ernani. (complete)

Article: New York Clipper, 19 May 1866, 46.

“Grau’s Opera Troupe, which was so extensively puffed by a Herald correspondent, who was acting as bill and puff writer for the company during its season in Chicago, has been playing at the Academy of Music the past week to the largest number of empty benches that ever attended a performance in that house. Manager Grau must have a long purse to stand out against such miserable houses as his troupe sang to on each occasion they appeared.”

Announcement: New York Post, 19 May 1866.

Announcement for Ernani and one unspecified act of Faust.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 19 May 1866.

Advertisement for Faust and Ernani.

Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 19 May 1866.
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 21 May 1866, 8.

 “The matinee given by the Grau Opera Company . . . was very numerously attended. A change of performance was necessitated by the sickness of Mme. Noel Guidi, so three acts of Traviata were substituted for Ernani, with Mme. Boschetti as Violetta. We have noticed her rendering of this character before, and on this occasion she displayed the same excellences in a larger degree than distinguished her performance then. The same may be said of Signors Anastasi and Orlandini.

    The third act of Faust concluded the performance. It afforded us another opportunity of witnessing the bountiful interpretation of the character of Margueritte [sic] by Mms. Boschetti. It was as charming as ever, and met with the warmest appreciation. Anastasi sang deliciously, and Milleri delighted all by his artistic singing and splendid voice.”