Oscar Wilde In America

DETAiled verification of Oscar Wilde’s lecture tour of North America


New York

Academy Of Music

Friday, February 3, 1882

The English Renaissance


Newspaper report

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 4, 1882


Academy of Music

76-194, Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY

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

Destroyed (fire): November 30, 1903

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.

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.


Theatre Talks

Turning Points (author blog)


The Grand Hotel

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

Built: 1868 (Henry Engelbert, architect)


The New York Times, February 4, 1882, 8

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