Manager / Director:
H. L. [impressario] Bateman
Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]
Price: $1; $1.50 reserved
7 December 2017
“With the exception of the opening night, there was not since the season of the Bateman concerts commenced, as large an audience as assembled in Steinway Hall last evening. The programme was much better than the one for Thursday’s concert, being more varied and of more choice materials. Madame Parepa sang a scene from Verdi’s [sic] Beatrice di Tenda, a beautiful melodious and dramatic piece which gave has an opportunity of displaying her remarkable powers to the fullest extent. She dashed off all the florid embellishments of the air with brilliancy and the most perfect ease, and sang up to high C as if it was merely a note of medium register. Signor Brignoli had a piece in which his best notes alone were brought into requisition. It was a reverie by Schira, and it should be placed more frequently on the bills. Brignoli sang it with exquisite taste and feeling, and was enthusiastically encored. Signor Ferranti was full of humor as usual, and was manifestly a favorite with the audience. Signor Fortuna and Messrs. Mills and Rosa added also to the attractions of the concert. The overture to Fidelio was played by Thomas’ orchestra."
“Our readers must bear in mind that Mr. BATEMAN’S first series of concerts will terminate with the matinée to-day. All the member of the troupe take part in the programme, which, as heretofore, is superb. We urge our out-of-towner readers to take advantage of so favorable an opportunity to hear the great artists of the Bateman troupe.
The concert last evening was well attended, and the programme gave general satisfaction. Mme. PAREPA was in excellent voice, as also were Signor BRIGNOLI and Messrs. FERRANTI and FORTUNA. Mr. S. B. MILLS, who was unable to play on Thursday night owing to an accident to his finger, returned to his allegiance, and played a couple of solos superbly. Mr. CARL ROSA’S violin also contributed a couple of morceaux to the programme. The orchestra, as heretofore, was under the direction of Mr. THEODORE THOMAS.”