Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881

Event title:

Sixth Carnival dance-reunion with music given by ensemble of the Royal Infantry Regiment of Archduke 'Ernest [Ernst]'

Venue: Střelecký ostrov

Event type: Popular social musical and dance events

Date: 15/02/1857 6pm

Season: Carnival

Programme unspecified:

General participants:
  • ensemble of Royal Infantry Regiment of Archduke Ernst: participating ensemble

Commentary:

An advertisement was published by Mercy’s Anzeiger 10/1/1857 for this series of seven dance-reunions [Tanz-Reunionen] given throughout the 1857 Carnival season and in which was to perform the ensemble of the Royal Infantry Regiment of Archduke Ernst. Unusually for a public dance event during the busy Carnival season, the source announced ‘Damen werden geladen [Ladies will be charged].’ Admission tickets for gentlemen could be obtaind from the art and music shop of Christoph and Kuhé, from the coffee seller ‘Kalifornien’ at 430-1 Michaelsgasse [Michelská ulice], and in the evenings from the box office [at the venue]. Ladies admission tickets were obtainable from the lessee of the Apollo Hall at his residence [beim Pächter in seiner Wohnung], on Sundays on the Island itself, and on weekedays from the coffee seller ‘Kalifornien’. The text also noted in larger typeface that ‘The Hall will be heated’, and was undersigned by ‘Rückauf, lessee of the Schützeninsel [Střelecký ostrov / Shooters Island].’

A similar advertisement with much of the same wording was published by Mercy’s Anzeiger 17th, 18th, 25th and 31st January. The information provided by this source differed from the earlier text only in not specifying the participating musical ensemble, in noting the admission prices (30kr in advance and 40kr at the box office on the evening), and in remarking that the event would finish the following morning.

The Vergnügungsanzeiger of Mercy’s Anzeiger 15/2/1857 reported ‘Today Sunday... Shooters Island [Schützeninsel]: Dance-reunion [Tanzreunion].’ No further details were given by the source.


Summary of sources:

Mercy's Anzeiger für Böhmen (10/01/1857)
Mercy's Anzeiger für Böhmen (17/01/1857)
Mercy's Anzeiger für Böhmen (18/01/1857)
Mercy's Anzeiger für Böhmen (25/01/1857)
Mercy's Anzeiger für Böhmen (31/01/1857)
Mercy's Anzeiger für Böhmen (15/02/1857)