Thomas Ryan in Boston - at the end of the 1840's

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 40-41:

 Something inspired Marti [Manager of Havana Opera Company] to bring his troupe to Boston. They came from Cuba in a sailing vessel, and gave opera at the Howard Theatre for about two months during two consecutive summers. The average of the performances was good. The operas were by Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti, Mercadante, Rossinis—all up-to-date Italian works. The troupe was well supported, being a great novelty and delight to Bostonians; it was also the advance-guard of the many opera troupes afterward brought to our city by enterprising managers.

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 40-41. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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written by Gaetano Donizetti, Mercadente, Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, Vincenzo Bellini
performed by Havana Opera Company

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1840's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 08 Dec 2015 19:46:47 +0000
Approved on Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:41:03 +0000