Nixon's Palace of Music: Cubas benefit

Event Information

Palace of Music

Emanuele Muzio

Price: $.50

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Performance Forces:

Record Information


Last Updated:
11 May 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

15 Sep 1862, Evening

Program Details

Promenade music included.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka The French spy; Or, The storming of Algiers; The French spy; Or, The siege of Algiers; The French spy; Or, The fall of Algiers
Text Author: Haines
Participants:  Isabel Cubas
aka El ole
Composer(s): Unidentified
Participants:  Isabel Cubas
Composer(s): Unidentified


Announcement: New York Herald, 13 September 1862, 5.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 15 September 1862, 7.
Grand concert with “volunteers” C. Patti (“being positively her last appearance in concert, preparatory for her debut in opera”), Strakosch, Susini, Dubreuil, and Muzio. “After which; promenade music and equestrian performance. . . . Admission (for this occasion only) .50.”
Announcement: New York Herald, 15 September 1862, 2.
“Mr. Nixon has, we think, made a most fortunate hit in securing the services of Miss Carlotta Patti. A number of circumstances combine to render her a paying card even in times like these. The immense success of her sister abroad, her own undeniable merits as a vocalist, and the curiosity excited by the mechanical contrivance by which she is enabled to surmount her unfortunate lameness, and to tread the operatic boards for the first time, all contribute to render her debut one of the most interesting that has taken place for some years.”
Announcement: New-York Times, 15 September 1862, 5.
“The most interesting performance announced for this evening, though, is that of Señorita Cubas, in the ‘French Spy.’ . . .[Cubas] will provide an unusually liberal programme of accessory ballet, music and equestrianism. Carlotta Patti sings there for the last time in concert.”
Advertisement: New-York Times, 15 September 1862, 7.