Eugénie de Lussan’s Annual Concert

Event Information

Steinway Hall

Manager / Director:
William Berge

Price: $.50; $1

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
12 February 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

03 Mar 1869, 8:00 PM

Program Details

De Lussan performed "La vision de Ste. Cecilia" with piano and cello obbligato.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Berge
Participants:  Eugénie de Lussan
aka Vision of St. Cecilia, The
Composer(s): Lebouc
Participants:  Eugénie de Lussan


Advertisement: New York Herald, 03 March 1869, 12.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 03 March 1869, 7.
Advertisement: Courrier des États-Unis, 03 March 1869.
Review: New York Herald, 04 March 1869, 6.

“The annual concert of Mme. De Lussan, soprano of St. Stephen’s church, took place at this hall last night before a very large and fashionable audience. The fair bénéficiare was assisted by Miss Millet, pianist, Messrs. Choitier, Paolicchi, Cloirec and Alard. Mme. De Lussan sang a very beautiful song entitled ‘A Light from Our Home,’ by Wm. Berge; and ‘The Vision of St. Cecilia,’ with piano and violoncello obligato. We have seldom heard this artist sing so well before, her voice being remarkably fresh and clear. Her school of singing is an excellent one, being a mixture of the French and Italian methods. It enables her to guard against straining of the voice and gives her ample opportunity to show only her best notes, avoiding weak points. Mr. Cloirec, an Irish harpist, played medleys of Irish and Scotch airs. Encores were frequent during the concert.”