FORDS NEW THEATRE,
TENTH STREET, BETWEEN E AND F.
SECOND GRAND CONCERT,
SUNDAY EVENING, JUNE 20, 1864
MAD. CECILIA Y. KRETSCHMAR,
Prima Donna Cathedral de St. Alloysius.
Madame Kretschmar has been long and favorably known to the citizens of Washington. To say that she ably and fully sustains the position which she occupies is but a faint expression of the merit she deserves. As an artiste, she stands first in rank and excellence; as a lady of moral worth, she has no superior.
M. THEODORE HABELMANN,
Tenore de Grazia, Anschutz’s Grand Opera, New York.
HERR JOSEPH HERMANNS,
Basso Profundo of Her Majesty’s Royal Theatre, London.
HERR S. G. STEPHANI,
Prince of Pianists, whose eminent service have been secured expressly for the mammoth production of Sacred Song.
To speak of the trio who are to support her on this occasion would be a waste of time. They are so world-renowned that pen fails to accord to them descriptive appreciation bestowed upon their fruitful talents by an idolizing public, who are more than ever ready to welcome them to the innermost recesses of musical soul.
This entertainment has been arranged and perfected by the friends of Madame Kretschmar, as a grand compliment to her and the renowned artists who support her, proving to Messrs. Hermanns and Habelmann the cherished recollections consequent upon their late brilliant engagement with our par excellent manager, Mr. Grover.
No labor will be spared to render it acceptable to the honor of all concerned. Most choice gems of sacred composition have been selected, and will be given to satiate the highest anticipations of all who may favor this festival with their presence.
Mr. Ford has generously tendered the use of his beautiful temple of the drama, that all may be accommodated with the seats as comfortable as may be desired. So unexpected was this mark of courtesy upon the part of Mr. F., that even at this early moment, the management beg leave to tender their heartfelt thanks and gratitude in reciprocity of kindness.
The military and civil authorizes, too, have tendered their consent and protection. Let them be assured the compliment will not pass unrewarded.
Madame K. further begs leave to tender to her numerous friends, who have so generously aided her in former expressions of favor, her sincere thanks, together with her assurance that the approaching soiree, as announced, will be rendered far more brilliant than any former presentation.
Seats may be secured at the music store of W. G. Metzerott, corner of Eleventh street and Pennsylvania avenue, and at the box office of the theatre, on and after Friday morning, June 17.
PRICES OF ADMISSION,
Orchestra, 75 cents
Dress Circle, 50 cents
Family Circle, 25 cents
Reserved seats 25c. extra
Tickets on sale at the hotels.
SOURCE: Daily National Republican, Washington, D.C., June 18, 1864, Second Edition, p. 3