Carlotta Patti Farewell Concert and Benefit: CANCELED

Event Information

Steinway Hall

Manager / Director:
Max Strakosch

George W. Colby

Price: $1.50 reserved; $1

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
25 June 2022

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

21 May 1870, Evening

Program Details

Canceled due to Patti’s fatigue.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 14 May 1870, 12.

Patti’s final appearance “prior to her positive departure in the steamer South America, sailing May 23 for Rio Janeiro.”

Announcement: New York Herald, 15 May 1870, 3.


Announcement: New-York Times, 15 May 1870, 4.

Lists performers.

Announcement: New York Herald, 16 May 1870, 5.


Announcement: New York Post, 16 May 1870, 2.
Announcement: New York Herald, 17 May 1870, 7.

Announcement for additional “charity” farewell concert Patti will give on Sunday (05/22/70) in Williamsburg. (There is a nearly identical announcement in the New York Herald on 05/19/70, p. 4.)

Announcement: New-York Times, 18 May 1870, 5.


Advertisement: New-York Times, 18 May 1870, 7.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 19 May 1870, 5.


Announcement: New York Sun, 19 May 1870, 2.
Announcement: New York Post, 20 May 1870, 2.

“The farewell Patti concert, announced for Saturday night at Steinway Hall, is indefinitely postponed. Miss Patti will, however, sing on Sunday night at a church concert in Williamsburgh.”

Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 21 May 1870, 4.

Very difficult to read; seems to announce the cancelation of the performance.

Announcement: New York Sun, 21 May 1870, 2.

“Mlle. Patti finds herself so much fatigued on her return from her Western concert tour as to be unable to give the farewell concert that was advertised for to-night. It is therefore postponed.”

Announcement: New-York Times, 23 May 1870, 4.

"Among the persons sailing for Rio de Janeiro today, will be Miss Carlotta Patti, M. Theodore Ritter, Señor Pablo Sarasate and the popular buffo brillante, Signor Ferranti. Miss Patti proceeds to Brazil to give a series of concerts in the principal cities of that Kingdom, and returns hither by way of San Francisco, and once again under the skilled and successful direction of Mr. Strakosch. The lady was to have sung at a farewell concert Saturday evening, but she was so greatly fatigued that she found it impossible to do so, and was compelled, as a consequence, to forego a ceremony of grateful leave-taking. She bears with her to Brazil the recollection of much cordial appreciation and of many acts of kindness, and leaves, it must be added, not only remembrances of artistic merits which will cause the story of her triumphs abroad to be perused with great interest, but a general sentiment of personal esteem that will add to the heartiness of the welcome awaiting her on her second visit, this year, to the United States.”

Announcement: New-York Times, 24 May 1870, 5.

“Miss Patti, Signor Ferranti, M. Ritter and Señor Sarasate sailed yesterday afternoon for Rio de Janeiro. The gifted songstress was escorted to the vessel by numerous friends, and as the wheels were put into motion, and the ship was urged into the stream, quite a vocal demonstration was made by her friends ashore.”

Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 24 May 1870, 4.

Announcement of the departure of Patti, her company, and Signor Ferranti to South America.