Camilla Urso Concert: 3rd

Event Information

Niblo's Concert Saloon

Price: $1; $1.50 reserved

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
3 June 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

27 Feb 1865, Evening

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Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 12 February 1865.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 12 February 1865.

Advertisement: Courrier des États-Unis, 24 February 1865.

Announcement: New York Herald, 27 February 1865, 5.
Review: Courrier des États-Unis, 06 March 1865.
“Mme. Varian has a voice of clear timbre, pure, penetrating; she possesses excellent technique; she has, in a word, everything necessary to make a make a most distinguished concert singer, but . . .  Why do I have a ‘but?’ There is one, nevertheless. Mme. Varian doesn’t have enough confidence in elegance, and seeks too much the effects of power. She invariably attains her goal in the first, and lacks it no less surely in the second. There is in a woman—artiste or simply woman—more allure in delicacy than in violence, and I ought to say, Mme. Varian, so graceful when she sings a romance or a sentimental piece, becomes stiff and painful when she comes to big dramatic noises. In other respects, she is one of the elegances of our concerts, and I can only congratulate Mlle. Urso for having furnished us this too rare occasion to applaud her.”