Chamber (includes Solo)
30 December 2018
“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.”
“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.”
Severini possesses a gentle and pleasant but very thin voice. His performance suffers from exaggerated sentimentality, (…).
For his second morning concert, 21 Dec. [Cancelled?]