Academy of Music
Manager / Director:
19 July 2016
Advertisement for Faust (act 3) and Ernani. (complete)
“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 for Ernani and one unspecified act of Faust.
“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.”