Mariano Manzoochi Complimentary Concert

Event Information

Dodworth's Hall

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
24 October 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

10 Apr 1866, Evening

Program Details

Performers also included some of Manzocchi's pupils.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Announcement: New York Herald, 10 April 1866.
Review: New York Herald, 12 April 1866, 3.

     “The Manzoochi Concert.—The complimentary concert given by the pupils of M. Manzoochi to that gentleman on Tuesday evening, at Dodworth Hall, was one of the choicest, most interesting and recherche musical entertainments ever heard in this city. The audience was a large and very fashionable one, reminding us of the select audiences and entertainments sometimes held at the Hanover square rooms, London. Most of the singers were pupils of M. Manzoochi; and they showed by the high cultivation of their voices the superior ability of their master as a teacher. One lady, whom we understand to be Miss Merrifield, sang with great power. She has a rich, fresh, powerful and well cultivated voice. Few professional singers are superior to her, and the audience appreciated that. Others might be named as having performed their parts well. On the whole this private complimentary concert was highly enjoyable and very different to concerts in general. It is to be regretted that we have not more such instead of inferior opera and dull theatrical performances.”