Armand German Opera: Le nozze di Figaro

Event Information

Venue(s):
Thalia Theater

Proprietor / Lessee:
Eduard Härting

Manager / Director:
Johann Armand [tenor, director]

Conductor(s):
Adolph Neuendorff

Price: $1 orchestra reserved; $1.50 balcony; $.75 first tier; $.60 balcony reserved; $.50 parquet; $.30 second tier; $10 private booth (for 6 people)

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
2 November 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

15 Jan 1867, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

1)
aka Marriage of Figaro; Figaros Hochzeit
Composer(s): Mozart
Text Author: da Ponte
Participants:  Armand German Opera;  Marie Frederici (role: Countess);  Otto Lehman [bass] (role: Antonio);  Sophie Dziuba (role: Cherubino);  Wilhelm Formes (role: Count);  Johanna Hübsch (role: Barbarina);  Natalie Seelig (role: Susanna);  Josef Chandon (role: Figaro);  Mathilde Berger (role: Marcelina)

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 15 January 1867.
2)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 15 January 1867, 7.
3)
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 16 January 1867.

“. . . The repetition of the opera last evening was needed to enable the German company to render it with greater credit to themselves and the composer. It was then much better performed in certain essentials, and we are only sorry that its audience was so poor in point of number.”

4)
Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 20 January 1867, 4.

“…Chandon as ‘Figaro’ did not always sing correctly, also he was wooden in his body language and lacked a sense of humor; Seelig was not convincing as ‘Suzanna’ either.”