Bateman Inaugural Concert: 5th

Event Information

Steinway Hall

Manager / Director:
H. L. [impressario] Bateman

Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Price: $1; $1.50 reserved

Event Type:

Performance Forces:

Record Information


Last Updated:
7 December 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

05 Nov 1866, 8:00 PM

Program Details

This concert series is called "inaugural" because it constitutes the first performances at the new Steinway Hall.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Donizetti
Participants:  Euphrosyne Parepa
Composer(s): Ganz
Participants:  Euphrosyne Parepa
aka Through valley, through forest; Through valley, o’er mountain
Composer(s): Blangini
aka M'appari tutt’amor; My raptured gaze; Lionel’s air; Ah, so pure
Composer(s): Flotow
Participants:  Pasquale Brignoli
Composer(s): Traventi
Participants:  Signor Ferranti
aka Fop, The
Composer(s): Mattei
Participants:  Signor Ferranti
Composer(s): Verdi
Participants:  Signor Fortuna
aka Fantasie on L’Africaine; Reminiscences of L'Africaine
Composer(s): Liszt
Participants:  Sebastian Bach Mills
Composer(s): Mills
Participants:  Sebastian Bach Mills
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Participants:  Carl Rosa
Composer(s): Hatton
Text Author: Williams
Participants:  Pasquale Brignoli
aka Poet and peasant overture
Composer(s): Suppé
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra


Advertisement: New-York Times, 04 November 1866.

Includes program.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 04 November 1866, 7.

Includes program.

Announcement: New York Herald, 05 November 1866, 5.
Review: New York Herald, 06 November 1866, 5.

"Signor Brignoli sang M’Appari, from Martha, and ‘Good Bye, Sweetheart’ last night in a style far surpassing all his previous efforts. Madame Parepa’s O Luce, from Linda, displayed her remarkable powers of execution and voice more than even her oratorio pieces. Ferranti, Fortuna, Mills and Rosa were vehemently applauded. The orchestra, under Mr. Theodore Thomas, played the overture to the Poet and Peasant.”

Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 06 November 1866, 8.

"The attendance at this event yesterday was not as large as in the first four of this series. It is assumed it has to do with the elections in New York. The attendance was estimated from 1000 to 1200 people, which seem to vanish in the immense auditorium of the Steinway Hall. The overture of “Dichter und Bauer” was performed excellently. Brignoli’s voice still possesses the melting sweetness it always had. Unfortunately his phlegmatic manners during his performance have not changed, either. Moreover, his continuing education in Europe has not taught him the art of inhaling properly. Despite that fact, he has to sing dacapo after every piece he performs.

Parepa enchanted the audience not only with her glorious voice but also with her flawless and virtuous performance. Mills and Rosa proved again what skillful musicians and valuable addition to the Bateman ensemble they are."  [Review in the NYSZ continues on the next page but is not copied]

Review: Courrier des États-Unis, 07 November 1866.

“The concert of the day before yesterday was one of the most brilliant. The more one hears Mlle Parepa and M. Brignoli, the more their popularity increases, and each of them, in his/her genre, offers the image of an accomplished talent. M. Carl Rosa, the violinist, forced applause, so to speak, by the perfection of his execution, for he often lacks charm, but if nature has denied his playing the gift of being congenial, intense labor has given him unquestionable skill.”