Production transferred to Dublin from London for two weeks, then company moved on to Cork for a week before catching the steamer City of Chester for New York. First impressions were that the opera had been produced at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, but primary source material showed that it was Read more…
Campanini was listed to play Don José but was unable to perform due to illness. The Cork Constitution of 19 September 1878 states that Runcio ‘seemed rather overtaxed’ in the role. The number of performances refers to the period 1876-1906; first performance for the benefit of Lagarde. Italian translation by Read more…
US premiere. Ran from 16 October to 28 December 1878, and from 29 February to 5 April 1879. Ballet by Franceso.
Emma Juch’s first appearance as Carmen.
(advertisement), The New York Times, 20 Oct 1878 Classified Ad 22, New York Times, 20 October 1878, p. 11.
‘Record of Amusements’ (review), The New York Times, 24 Oct 1878, p. 5 “Record of Amusements: Musical. ‘Carmen’ at the Academy,” New York Times, 24 October 1878, p. 5
‘Amusements’ (review), New York Times, 23 Oct 1878, p. 5 “Amusements: The New Opera, ‘Carmen,’” New York Times, 23 October 1878, p. 5