Armand German Opera: Die Zauberflöte

Event Information

Thalia Theater

Proprietor / Lessee:
Eduard Härting

Manager / Director:
Johann Armand [tenor, director]

Adolph Neuendorff

Price: $10 boxes; $1.50 orchestra chairs, dress circle reserved; $1 parquet, dress circle; $.50 family circle

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Record Information


Last Updated:
19 November 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

22 Jan 1867, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Magic Flute; Zauberflote
Composer(s): Mozart
Text Author: Schikaneder
Participants:  Armand German Opera;  Marie Frederici (role: Pamina);  Franz Himmer (role: Tamino);  Sophie Dziuba (role: Papagena);  Elvira Naddie (role: Queen of the Night);  Wilhelm Formes (role: Papageno);  Josef Chandon (role: Sarastro)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 21 January 1867.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 21 January 1867.
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 21 January 1867.
Review: New York Herald, 22 January 1867, 5.

“The German Opera of the Magic Flute at the Thalia Theatre last night presented a painful contrast to the above [previous paragraph a review of opera at Olympic Theater] as far as it relates to the audience. It was the smallest house we have ever seen at opera or concert. Still the opera was well given, the leading rôles fairly filled, the chorus admirable, in ensemble at least, and the orchestra, under the able direction of Adolph Neuendorf, excellent. Mlle. Frederici should use her fine voice judiciously, and not strain it to piercing shrillness, otherwise her Pamina was very good. Chandori’s [sic] Sarastro displayed his well cultivated bass voice to perfection, and Wilhelm Formes made as merry, laughable a Papageno as one might expect. Of Mlle. Naddie we have spoken at length before. The other artists were in general very good.”