Grau Havana Opera: La Juive

Event Information

Venue(s):
Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Jacob Grau

Conductor(s):
Emanuele Muzio

Event Type:
Opera

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
19 July 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

21 May 1866, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

1)
aka Jewess; Juedin; Jüdin; Judin
Composer(s): Halévy
Text Author: Scribe
Participants:  Grau Havana Opera Company;  Wilhelm [Maretzek Italian Opera] Müller (role: the Madristrate);  Leonilda Boschetti (role: Eudoxia);  Signor Anastasi (role: Prince Leopold);  Signor Musiani (role: Eleazar, the Jew);  Signor L. Milleri (role: the Cardinal);  Marietta Gazzaniga (role: Rachel, the Jewess)

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 15 May 1866.
2)
Announcement: New York Post, 19 May 1866.
3)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 21 May 1866.
4)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 21 May 1866.
5)
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 22 May 1866, 4.

“The grand opera of La Juive was produced last night at the Academy for the second time, to a large but not crowded audience, Its performance was characterized by the same excellence which we noted on its first representation. The artists all put forward their best efforts, and the result was a performance of marked excellence.”

6)
Review: New-York Times, 22 May 1866, 5.

“‘La Juive’ was given here last night to a house that was only moderately good in point of numbers. It is evident that Halevy’s music is a little too overwrought for the general appreciation of the public.”