Grover German Opera: Der Freischütz

Event Information

Olympic Theatre

Manager / Director:
Leonard Grover

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
23 November 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

15 Feb 1866, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Der Freischutz; The Freeshooter; Freyschutz
Composer(s): Weber
Text Author: Kind
Participants:  Grover German Opera Company;  Johanna Rotter (role: Hennchen);  J. Kronfeld (role: Kilian);  Marie Frederici (role: Agatha);  Alphonse Urchs [Grover German Opera] (role: Ottosar);  Wilhelm Groschel [tenor and conductor] (role: Max);  Josef Chandon (role: Caspar);  Otto Feder (role: Cremit);  Otto Bärndorf (role: Samiel)


Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 16 February 1862.

Der Freischutz, as sung last night at the Olympic, wanted a Caspar as experienced as our old Weberian stand-by, Herr Weinlich; and perhaps a tenor as good as Habelmann would have been welcomed.  The opera was, nevertheless, not ill-done; the chorus as acceptable as ever; the prima donna in good voice and spirit; and the orchestra as good as it should be to give pleasure which a proper playing of Weber’s vigorous and genuine music never fails to occasion.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 15 February 1867, 1.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 15 February 1867, 7.
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 15 February 1867.
Article: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 17 February 1867, 4.

(…) …The German Opera ensemble is also threatened with dissolution because their recent venue, the Olympic Theater, will host English pieces from tomorrow on.

Review: New-York Times, 18 February 1867, 4.

“On Friday a good performance of ‘Der Freischutz’ was given, and we were glad to notice a crowded auditory.”