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New York Opera House

Varick St., New York, NY

Converted from the mansion that had been Aaron Burr's country estate at time of his duel with Alexander Hamilton. In 1822, the lands became a summer resort. In 1831, the house was converted to the Richmond Hill theatre. The next year, it became the Italian Opera House. Its remote location proved an impediment and the floundering theatre was torn down in 1849.

Built: 1831     Demolished: 1849

Theatre Names Named
New York Opera House 1834     
Italian Opera House 1832     
Richmond Hill Theatre 1831     

Richmond Hill Theatre Production Dates
The Hunchback
Play, Original
Written by Sheridan Knowles
Jun 18, 1832 - Closing date unknown