Cushman's first professional appearance as Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, April 1835

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Cushman's first professional appearance as Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, April 1835

Subject

Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876

Description

On April 8, 1835, Cushman made her debut on the stage at the Tremont Theatre in Boston in the role of Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro. While Cushmam's performance seemingly betrayed her nerves, contemporary reviews praised her originality: "Her style was her own; we could observe no appearance of imitation. On the whole, if there is musical taste and knowledge in this community to appreciate a really fine singer [...] the lady will be generally and deservedly a great favorite" (Daily Atlas, April 11, 1835 qut. Fletcher)
Cushman was supported in her stage debut by her teacher Mr Maeder and the singer Mrs Wood – both are also regularly mentioned in reviews.

Date

1835-04

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Performance

Location

Tremont Theatre, Boston, MA, US

Geocode (Latitude)

42.35843

Geocode (Longitude)

-71.05977

Secondary Texts: Comments

Edward G. Fletcher provides an in-depth overview over the reception of Cushman's first appearance on the stage in different Boston newspapers.

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“Cushman's first professional appearance as Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, April 1835,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed April 12, 2021, https://archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/187.

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