Varieties

Event Information

Venue(s):
Varieties Theatre

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
Mons. [dancer/director] Auguste

Price: $.30 parquet, first circle, second circle; .20 orchestra seats; .10 upper tier; .50 seats in balcony boxes, private boxes; $1 seats in private boxes

Event Type:
Orchestral, Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
2 June 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

12 Sep 1864, 7:30 PM
13 Sep 1864, 7:30 PM
14 Sep 1864, 2:30 PM
14 Sep 1864, 7:30 PM
15 Sep 1864, 7:30 PM
16 Sep 1864, 7:30 PM
17 Sep 1864, 7:30 PM

Program Details

“Song and dance, unidentified” – Blair

Maja de Sevilla, La, grand ballet – Rosita as La Maja, J. Zanfretta as Pe[illeg. – phal?], Auguste as Lorenzo, a Lover of La Maja, A. Zanfretta as Don Boligilo, Emmett as Lucio; corps de ballet
“Incidental to the ballet, the following dances”:
“Grand Introduction” - corps de ballet
“La Madrelina” [sic] - J. Zanfretta
“Pas Comique” - A. Zanfretta
“La Pa[illeg.]iado” pas de deux – Auguste and Rosita
“Gachaca” – Rosita

Exercises on the corde volante [Tight rope act, unidentified] – Rosita and A. Zanfretta:
“Terpsichorean feats”
“Sabot dance” feats in wooden shoes”
“Unidentified tight rope feats without a balance pole”
“Grand Finale Divertisement” – Auguste, Rosita, A. Zanfretta, J. Zanfretta

“Song and dance, unidentified” – Emmett

Performers and/or Works Performed

4)
aka New song
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Viro Farrand
5)
aka New song
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Billy [Varieties] Blair
6)
aka Extravaganza dance
Participants:  Billy [Varieties] Blair
9)
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Jennie Engel
10)
aka La maja de Seville; Maja de Seville; or, The smugglers; Smugglers, The
Participants:  Varieties, corps de ballet;  Alexander Zanfretta (role: Don Boligilo);  Henry Agoust [pantomime] (role: Lorenzo, a Lover of La Maja);  Mlle. [tight rope] Rosita (role: La Maja);  Josephine Zanfretta (role: Pe[illeg. – phal?]);  Billy [Ethiopian comedian] Emmett (role: Lucio)
12)
Composer(s): Emanuel [composer]
Text Author: Jones
Participants:  Dora Dawron
13)
Participants:  Augusta Walby
15)
Participants:  Viro Farrand
17)
aka Tight rope exercises; Perpendicular rope act; Tight rope divertissement; Corde tendu; Corde elastique
18)
aka Irish melodies; Popular, national, and Irish airs
Participants:  Varieties, orchestra
20)
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Jennie Engel
22)
aka Extravaganza dance
Participants:  Augusta Walby
23)
aka New song
Composer(s): Unknown composer
24)
aka Extravaganza dance
25)
Participants:  Viro Farrand
26)
aka Difficulties of a dentist
28)
aka When the swallows homeward fly; Wenn die Schwalben heimwärts zieh'n
Composer(s): Abt
Participants:  Dora Dawron
29)
aka Sally come up
30)
aka Grand medley dance
32)
Participants:  Augusta Walby (role: Columbine);  Alexander Zanfretta (role: White clown);  Henry Agoust [pantomime] (role: Ricardo, an old man);  Josephine Zanfretta (role: Harlequin);  Beppo Zanfretta (role: Demon);  M. [Varieties] Jerome (role: Fisherwoman);  M. [Varieties] Antoine (role: Topi)

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 11 September 1864.
Full program for Monday evening; difficult to read in places.