Signor Severini’s Matinee

Event Information

Steinway's Rooms

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:

Record Information


Last Updated:
30 December 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

14 Dec 1868, Morning

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Mozart
Participants:  Signor Severini
aka Grand aria
Composer(s): Verdi
Participants:  Signor Severini


Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 12 December 1868, 4.
Announcement: New-York Times, 14 December 1868, 5.
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 14 December 1868, 4.

“The popular young tenor, Signor Severini began yesterday a series of the matinee concerts of vocal and instrumental music such as he succeeded, with the help of Mr. Pease, in making so fashionable two years ago. He seems to have lost none of his favor with the public, for, though the weather was unpleasant, Steinway’s smaller hall, where the entertainment took place was well filled, chiefly with gay and glittering young ladies, who filled up the intervals of the programme with the music of chatter and laughter. Signor Severini sang the Cosi fan tutte, an aria from ‘Ernani,’ and several other pieces; Miss Matilda Toedt played charmingly on the violin; Mr. Pattison was much applauded in his piano solos; and Mr. Edward Hoffman was the accompanist.”

Review: New-York Times, 16 December 1868, 5.

“Signor SEVERINI gave the first of a series of morning performances at Steinway’s smaller hall on Monday. The gentleman sang several pieces, in several languages, with his accustomed taste and delicacy. He was assisted by Miss MATILDA TOEDT, one of the most charming and accomplished violinists now before the public; by Mr. J. N. PATTISON, whose pieces on the piano were loudly applauded; and by Mr. ED. HOFFMAN, who was the accompanist. The next matinee will be on Monday next, the 21st. The attendance was extremely good.”

Review: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 19 December 1868, 313.

Severini possesses a gentle and pleasant but very thin voice. His performance suffers from exaggerated sentimentality, (…).

Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 19 December 1868, 7.

For his second morning concert, 21 Dec. [Cancelled?]

Announcement: New York Herald, 21 December 1868, 6.

For 21 Dec., second morning concert [cancelled?].