Brooklyn

New York

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Academy Of Music

Friday, February 3, 1882

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The English Renaissance

VERIFICATION

Newspaper report

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 3, 1882

Venue

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Academy of Music

76-194, Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY

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Opened: January 15, 1861 (Leopold Eidlitz, designer)

Destroyed (fire): November 30, 1903

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The Academy of Music on Montague Street was inaugurated on January 15th, 1861 with a program including Mozart and Verdi. Mercadante’s Il Giuramento, the first opera performance, appeared one week later with First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln in attendance.

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After the fire of 1903 the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) opened is new home on Lafayette Ave (Architect: Fort Greene), where it stands today.

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ACCOMMODATION

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The Grand Hotel

31st Street and Broadway, New York, NY (now 1232-1238 Broadway)

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Built: 1868 (Henry Engelbert, architect)

Extant

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The New York Times, February 4, 1882, 8

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