Armand German Opera: Nachtlager in Granada – Cancelled

Event Information

Venue(s):
Thalia Theater

Proprietor / Lessee:
Eduard Härting

Manager / Director:
Johann Armand [tenor, director]

Conductor(s):
Adolph Neuendorff

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

Event Type:
Opera

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
27 November 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

23 Jan 1867, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Performance ostensibly canceled because Groschel fell ill. NYSZ citation from 01/27/67 (see below) suggests that it was canceled because of the recent disassociation between Armand’s French and German companies.

Performers and/or Works Performed

1)
aka Nachtlager von Granada, Das; Night’s Shelter in Granada, A; Nachtlager von Grenada, Das
Composer(s): Kreutzer
Text Author: Braun [librettist]
Participants:  Armand German Opera;  Johanna Rotter (role: Gabrielle);  F. C. Urchs (role: Vasro);  Otto Lehman [bass - Grover German Opera] (role: Pedro);  Josef Zinsheim (role: Count Otto);  Wilhelm Formes (role: Prince);  Wilhelm Groschel [tenor and conductor] (role: Gomez);  Josef Chandon (role: Amorosso)

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 23 January 1867.
2)
Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 23 January 1867, 6.

“The directors announce that the connection between the German and the French Opera is cancelled as of today. The German Opera will continue on its own from now on with the promise of much effort being given to the efficiency of rehearsals and additional hiring of new, strong performers. The directors ask for the audiences’ support.”

3)
Article: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 27 January 1867, 4.

“…Rumor has it that the reason for cancelling this performance was less because of the illness of a soloist singer, but because of inner disharmony, a possible falling-apart and financial difficulties of this opera company.”