I Vespri siciliani;
Sicilian vespers, The
Review:New York Herald, 28 June 1863, 2.
“The audience, for the most part, consisted of ladies of every style of beauty, elegance and fashion. . . . Helmsmuller’s band—consisting of an admirable selection of stringed and wind instruments—added greatly to the charms of the morning by supplying exquisite music from such composers as Ardatti [sic], Verdi, Meyerbeer, Strauss, Donizetti, and others equally celebrated.”