New-Yorker Stadt-Theater [45-47 Bowery- post-Sept 1864]
14 December 2015
The German opera is quite established at the Stadttheater now. We can hardly believe the information that director Hamann has decided to stage Robert with a completely new set design and two nuns/dancers (Bachanelle of nuns, act 3, risen from graves). It seems incredible; however, the source of this information is usually reliable. Weinlich has joined the ensemble.
The event was very well attended. Rotter sang her “Gnaden Aria” with tenderness and the subtlest nuancing. Noteworthy were also the performances of Weinlich and Himmer, who played the strenuous as well as ungrateful role of “Robert” very effectively. The chorus and orchestra were also satisfactory. The stage scenery was excellent. Due to the audience’s positive response, the opera will be repeated soon.