Proprietor / Lessee:
Manager / Director:
Johann Armand [tenor, director]
Price: $1 orchestra reserved; $1.50 balcony; $.75 first tier; $.60 balcony reserved; $.50 parquet; $.30 second tier; $10 private booth (for 6 people)
7 October 2015
NOTE: This cast then moves to the Academy of Music in Brooklyn, where the opera is performed several more times.
The event attracted a large audience. Unfortunately, the opera itself was not wisely chosen, because the venue was not appropriate. The voices of the singers, especially of the prima donna, came across too strongly and had almost a numbing effect. Dramatic operas should be avoided in this setting and lighter works with a more gentle approach to singing performed instead. The limitations of the stage space reinforce this suggestion.
The soloists Selig [sic] and Groschel were the most impressive. Chaudon sang beautifully, but should stay away from big parts until he gains more experience in acting.