Maretzek Italian Opera: La sonnambula

Event Information

Winter Garden

Manager / Director:
Max Maretzek

Angelo Torriani

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
24 November 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

21 Dec 1866, 8:00 PM

Program Details

This was Hauck's first appearance as Amina.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Sleepwalker; Nachtwandlerin
Composer(s): Bellini
Text Author: Romani


Advertisement: New-York Times, 20 December 1866, 7.
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 20 December 1866.
Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 20 December 1866, 8.
Announcement: New-York Times, 21 December 1866, 4.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 21 December 1866, 4.
Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 21 December 1866, 8.
Review: New-York Times, 22 December 1866, 4.

"BELLINI’S opera of ‘La Sonnambula’ was given here last night to a fashionable, but not overflowing house. What, indeed, could overflow in such weather? The cast was the same as heretofore, and gave general satisfaction. The Amina of Miss HAUCK displays the purity of her voice to rare perfection.  It is evident that with judicious study the lady will quickly attain a leading position on the lyric stage. Her means are ample. We have no recollection of ever having listened to a fresher or more agreeable organ. Miss HAUCK was supported by Signor BARAGLI, who exaggerated the action and the music, without in any way compensating the audience for the liberties thus taken. Signor ANTONUCCI, who does not dilate superfluously with emotion, was quiet and excellent. The chorus and orchestra were both capital. In these particulars Mr. MARETZEK has never been so well off as now.”

Review: Courrier des √Čtats-Unis, 24 December 1866.

“Friday, Mlle Hauck found again in La Sonnambula the success that she has received since her debut. We have enumerated more than once the prodigious qualities displayed by the charming pupil of the excellent Professor Albites in Bellini’s opera, and we don’t need to go there again.”

Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 30 December 1866, 4.

Hauck’s performance was fresh and promising, though not yet fully rounded.