Isabel Cubas: Farewell Benefit

Event Information

Winter Garden

Event Type:
Play With Music, Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
12 August 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

06 Feb 1863, Evening
07 Feb 1863, Evening

Program Details

La Folie includes: "Incidental to the ballet:"
“Galop” (Coryphées, Corps de Ballet)
“Andante” (Cubas and Coryphées)
“Finale, Waltz” (Cubas and Coryphées)

The French Spy includes "Wild Arab dance"

Farewell Benefit for Cubas (FRI)

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  Isabel Cubas
aka Madrileña
aka The French spy; Or, The storming of Algiers; The French spy; Or, The siege of Algiers; The French spy; Or, The fall of Algiers
Text Author: Haines
Participants:  Isabel Cubas (role: Cubas in three roles)


Announcement: New York Herald, 02 February 1863, 2.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 06 February 1863, 7.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 06 February 1863, 7.
Program, performers. “[A]s so many requests have been made for her cartes de visite, [Cubas] has decided to present A COPY TO EVERY LADY VISITOR to the parquette and dress circle. The cartes have been executed in the highest style of art by FREDERICKS & CO., BROADWAY. . . . La Madrilena represents, perhaps, in the most glowing form that intense passion which is the characteristic of the dance of Southern Spain, the very weeds of whose soil are hot and fervent. The Cubas will dance La Madrilena in the precise costume worn in Andalusia on nights of festive dance, and impart to it all that rapture and abandon which belongs to this, the most magnificent of the national dances of Spain.”
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 06 February 1863, 3.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 07 February 1863, 7.
“Repetition of the great Benefit Bill! Last night of the beautiful Cubas.”