Carlotta Patti Farewell Concert

Event Information

Irving Hall

Manager / Director:
Lafayette F. Harrison

Pedro de Abella

Price: $.50; $1 reserved

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
18 April 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

10 Mar 1863, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Gottschalk: “Papillon, a polka brilliante” for voice and piano, words and music written by Gottschalk for Patti (New York debut)

Also called Grand Complimentary Concert to Patti.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Fair Butterfly
Composer(s): Gottschalk


Announcement: New York Herald, 05 March 1863, 5.
“[Patti’s] last appearance before her departure for Europe.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 08 March 1863, 7.
Lists Amalia Strakosch.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 08 March 1863, 7.
“HERR THOMAS, the distinguished Violinist.”
Announcement: New York Herald, 09 March 1863, 8.
“The fair beneficiare will sing some of her most brilliant and popular morceaux. She will be assisted by several well-known and favorite artists, among whom will Mme. Amelia P[illeg. – Patti] Strakosch.”
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 09 March 1863.
“Charlotte Patti, the celebrated cantatrice will give a farewell concert at Irving Hall—and charm amateurs by her brilliant vocalization. . . . The occasion of this adieu concert will be of great interest to the musical world, as it will be the only chance of hearing for years to come, the favorite artist.”
Advertisement: Courrier des États-Unis, 09 March 1863.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 10 March 1863, 7.
Announcement: New-York Times, 10 March 1863, 5.
“Patti departs for Europe by the steamer of [sic] tomorrow. . . . Gottschalk – a host in himself – has kindly volunteered to play one of his best pieces in honour of the occasion.”
Advertisement: New-York Times, 10 March 1863, 7.
“Mr. L.M. Gottschalk, the Great Pianist, Has in the most generous manner volunteered his services to perform with Miss Patti his brilliant composition for the voice and piano, composed by him expressly, words and music, for Miss Patti, entitled ‘Papillon,’ a Polka Brilliante. First time in the City of New-York.”
Advertisement: New York Post, 10 March 1863.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 10 March 1863, 5.
Advertisement: Courrier des États-Unis, 10 March 1863.
Gottschalk to accompany Patti.
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 11 March 1863, 5.
     “Carlotta Patti's Farewell.--Irving Hall was crowded to its utmost capacity last evening on the occasion of Miss Carlotta Patti’s farewell appearance in America. Immediately after the introductory performance in the second part of the exercises, Mr. Waters met Mlle. Patti on the platform as she was retiring and presented her with a handsome gold bracelet as a memento of her relations with the American people. In making the presentation, Mr. W. delivered the following brief speech:
‘In behalf of many admiring citizens of New-York, I here present to you this trifling memorial of admiration and respect. It is the ardent desire of those who I have the honor to represent that in passing from the New World to the Old, your heart may be lightened and your spirit cheered by a consciousness of appreciation [speech continues].
Mlle. Patti gracefully bowed her acknowledgment, and passed from the platform”
Announcement: Dwight's Journal of Music, 14 March 1863, 393.
Announcement: Dwight's Journal of Music, 14 March 1863, 394.
“Patti is giving a series of farewell concerts at Irving Hall under the direction of Harrison, the manager thereof. . . . [Pattison] will participate.”
Review: New York Herald, 16 March 1863, 5.
"Last Tuesday, at Irving Hall, Mlle. Carlotta Patti gave a most brilliant farewell concert. She was presented with a magnificent diamond bracelet by a number of the admirers of her rare talent as a token of the esteem felt for an artist about to leave us for an indefinite period. We predict a most successful; career abroad for this lady, who is, beyond all doubt, an artist of the highest order.”