Grau Italian Opera: Dinorah

Event Information

Academy of Music

Manager / Director:
Jacob Grau

Emanuele Muzio

Event Type:
Choral, Opera, Orchestral

Record Information


Last Updated:
8 February 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

01 Dec 1862, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Grau Italian Opera
11th Opera Night

grand orchestra; enlarged chorus

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Dinorah; Pilgrimage of Ploërmel
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
Text Author: Barbier, Carré
Participants:  Grau Italian Opera Chorus;  Grau Italian Opera Orchestra;  Grau Havana Opera Company;  Fanny Stockton (role: Second Goatherd);  Pasquale Brignoli (role: Corentin);  Augustino Susini (role: Hunter);  Federico Amodio (role: Höel);  Angiolina Cordier (role: Dinorah);  Catarina Morensi (role: First Goatherd)


Advertisement: New-York Times, 27 November 1862, 7.
“[F]ourth night of Dinorah.”
Advertisement: New-York Times, 29 November 1862, 7.
Cast, etc.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 30 November 1862, 7.
Announcement: New York Herald, 01 December 1862, 5.

Includes an open letter from B. Ullman to Brignoli, defending his portrayal of Corentin. "Tonight is the last performance of this work. . . . It was intended and written as an opera comique. In Italian, it is anything but comic. Still, in spite of these drawbacks, the Dinorah of Mlle. Cordier was so nicely sung, so archly and prettily acted, as to cause that artiste to become a great favorite with the New York opera goers. . . .

      [W]e think Manager Grau is mistaken in withdrawing 'Dinorah.' This opera gains upon the public the oftener it is heard, and he has a rare combination of rare talent for its performance, he should continue giving it."

Advertisement: New York Herald, 01 December 1862, 7.
“Last night of Dinorah.”
Announcement: New-York Times, 01 December 1862.
“The success of Mr. Grau’s season at the Academy of Music has been so marked that he announces it will be extended for a few nights beyond the original limits of ten. . . . ‘Dinorah’ will be given for the last time tonight.”
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 01 December 1862.
Dinorah “to be played for the last time by Mr. Grau to-night.”