Boston: F. A. Searle, Printer, 118 Washington Street, 1864. One broadside sheet, printed recto only. 18-1/4" x 6-1/4". Now housed in a clear archival mylar sleeve. VG+ (some creasing, folding and wrinkling to edges, small horizontal tear to mid left edge). Item #32827
A scarce broadside playbill from an early American production of Gounod's Faust in five acts, as originally performed at Paris' Theatre Lyrique in 1859, which would later be selected as the inaugural opera performance of the New York Met in 1883. This bill advertises, research suggests, the same Opera Company as first brought Faust to the States, initially performing it at the Philadelphia Academy of Music, 1863 [cf. Armstrong. RECORD Of The OPERA In PHILADELPHIA]. Includes advertisement for Miss Maggie Mitchell on May 16, 1864, performing Fanchon, The Cricket.