George Guy Complimentary Benefit Concert

Event Information

House of Commons

Proprietor / Lessee:
Robert Smith [House of Commons]

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
14 August 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

25 Jun 1863, Evening

Program Details

Price for House of Commons is usually free but they are charging for this benefit.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Ship on fire, man the life boat, The; Ship's on fire, The
Composer(s): Russell
Text Author: Mackay
aka Operatic selection, unidentified
Composer(s): Verdi


Advertisement: New York Herald, 22 June 1863, 7.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 24 June 1863, 7.
“Guy, the great buffo, gives his first grand concert of the season.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 25 June 1863, 7.
“Guy, the celebrated baritone and actor . . . Friends of ‘Hectate’ and ‘Old Sir Laurence Paragon’ must be early to secure a seat.  Do you wish to hear . . . the Macbeth music – as well as those sweet operatic selections on the cornet by Mr. Robert Smith.”

COMMENT: “Hectate” is one of the witches in Macbeth.  “Sir Laurence Paragon” was a character in the farce Perfection; or, The Lady of Munster by Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797-1839).  Information on Paragon from  Bayly’s full name and dates from WorldCat.