Grover German Opera: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor

Event Information

Venue(s):
New-Yorker Stadt-Theater [45-47 Bowery- post-Sept 1864]

Conductor(s):
Adolph Neuendorff

Event Type:
Opera

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
30 December 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

09 Apr 1867, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

1)
aka Merry Wives of Windsor; Merry Wives of Windsor, The; Falstaff
Composer(s): Nicolai
Text Author: Mosenthal
Participants:  Grover German Opera Company;  Wilhelm Formes (role: Mr. Fluth);  Wilhelm Groschel [tenor and conductor] (role: Fenton);  Joseph Weinlich (role: Falstaff);  Johanna Rotter (role: Anna);  Bertha Johannsen (role: Mrs. Fluth);  Marie Frederici (role: Mrs. Reich);  Heinrich Steinecke (role: Dr. Cajus);  Otto Lehman [bass] (role: Mr. Reich)

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 07 April 1867.
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 09 April 1867, 12.
3)
Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 09 April 1867, 8.
4)
Review: New York Herald, 10 April 1867, 6.

“…German opera still pursues the even tenor of its way at the Stadt. The Merry Wives of Windsor was given last night, Weinlich appearing as the fat knight and Frederici, Rotter and Johanssen were well received, and the others deservedly passed over in silence. Neuendorf acted as conductor in the orchestra.”

5)
Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 10 April 1867, 8.

The performance was satisfactory. Weinlich’s “Fallstaff “ [sic] was less so, because this role is an acting, rather than a singing role, which is unsuitable for him.

6)
Announcement: Dwight's Journal of Music, 13 April 1867, 15.