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Placards from the Yiddish Theatre

 
 
 

The Thalia Theatre

The Thalia Theatre was located at 46-48 Bowery  (between Bayard and Canal Streets, across the street from the Windsor Theatre) in Manhattan.

The opera is to star M.E. Medvedieff as "Don Joze."

Here we see a placard advertising George s Bizet's opera "Carmen," to be performed at the Thalia on 19-20 May 1899.

The placard, in part, states:

'Bizet's world-famous opera will be performed for the first time [in Yiddish] with Miss Guttman as Carmen, Miss E. Siebert as Micaela, Miss Elkas as Frasquita, Mr. Cantari as Escamillo, Mr. Harti as Remendado, Mr. Steinhof as Zuniga, and Mr. M. E. Medvedieff as Don Jose. A special choir of 20 children, together with full chorus, orchestra, scenery, and costumes. Tickets available at the box office, at Herrick Brothers, at Schinkman's Cafe, 126 Canal Street, at Schmuckler's Cafe, 167 East Broadway, at Schreiber's Cafe, 256 Grand Street, and at Rosenberg's Sausage Store, 200 Broome Street. Children under five years of age positively not admitted.'




photo
: courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Gallery.

 
 
 
 


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