NY TNew York Times "Strongest Opera Company in the Country" Production Notes on 1887 Season of McCaull Opera & The Black Hussar 15 May 1887

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COL. 2T CAVIL1 8 HEW FLAN. to organize: the sTsosaEST opera COMPAXT VS THE COUHTRT. ' ' Th Black Hussar proved anch an attractive card at Wallaek during tba past week that CoL MoCauU baa concluded ta eon-tin ue It production until further notice. HI Summer season baa opened with a week of business far In exceas of hi anticipation, and has fully JuaUfied tbe revival of aom of tb older opera which. Ilk "Tb Black Hussar," hav established themselve as favorite aer. A soon the Interest In the "Hnssar begla to fail, of which there I not the slightest indication at present, "Falka" will be revived, with Marlon Manola In the title role, a character wbich ahe sacg for long time In England, but In wbich ahe haa never been beard In this eitv. Tola will be followed by Manager Jftequette which, under It French name or " La Bernalae," 1 having a great sncee in Pari and Loodon; revival of " Tb Beggar Student" and " Prince Methnsalem." and the first production In English of Suppe's - Bellmen." " I am going to change mv business policy radically next season." said the Colonel in conversation yesterday. " Hitherto I have spilt up my force and kept three very good companies ou tbe road; now I am going to combine tbem and manag myaelf the strongest eoinle opera organization that wa ever brought together In thl country. I have already engaged all my male singer, and they are tbe beat to b had. I hav four comedian De Wolf Hopper. Dirty bell. -'.1!?d Klein, and 3. D Aogells; Hubert Wllk. tbe baritone, with whom I have just ignd for next seaaon. and two tanors, Edwin Boff and Harry McDonough. Harry Crtpp will be mv stag manager and do character parts, and Signor de N'oveilis will continue to act as director. For the female part of tb company I hav already engaged Mme. Cottrelly, Laura Joyce. Annie Meyers, and Joaephlnn Knapp, and I am in negotiation with two or three other ladle. I am negotiating with a aoprano in Europe, whom Mr. Abbey, who haa Juat sailed, ia to aee. and If In hia Judgment ah le what I want tbe engagement will be closed. When my oom-pany Is completed I shall have a force which will enable me to do the heaviest kind of opera comique or the lightest musical comedies equally welL Ther will be no piece In the line of comlo opera which I shall not be able to oast properly. I shall take tbe sole direction of the croup myself and be the sole manager." " Do you Intend to do much traveling with uch a company as this f" th reporter asked. " We shall do but 72 hours or traveling during the entire season. We will close here on Oct. 10 and go to Philadelphia for a season of five weeks at the Chestnut-Street Opera House. Then we return bere and give three weeks at the Fifth-Avenue Theatre. From here we go to Chicago, wnere we remain aix weeks, then back to Philadelphia for four weeks. Then we have a week In Brooklyn, four weeks in Boston, four more weeks in Chicsgo. and from there we return to Wallack's for our regular Summer season. You see we take In the five principal cities of the country and leave the others behind ua It is part of my plan to revive during tbe sen iu-' Fatlnltxa' and ' Boccaccio.' with everything new In the way of aoenery and costumes." Tbe change of management at Wallack's will not Interfere with tbe Summer seaaon of comic opera, Mr. Abbey agreeing with Mr. Moss that no better-paying entertainment than tbat furnished by CoL McCaull oould be secured for the Summer. Mr. George Dunlsp.wbo has until recently been associated with CoL McCaull. and wbo Is well and popularly known as a manager throughout tbe country, Is organizing an opera company or his own to do "Indiana" tbe " Black Hussar. and otber successes of the McCaull company tn the cities not covered by the Colonel's circuit. The new company will be known a tbe Dunlap Opera Company. to in It

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 15 May 1887, Sun,
  3. Page 3

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