Madame Grisi, Signor Mario, and Signor Tamburini, City Hall, 9th September 1847

On page three of The Glasgow Herald, on the 30th of August 1847, Jos. T. Macfadyen used one of the advertising columns to inform the public that he had been instructed to announce a Grand Concert featuring Madame Grisi, Signor Mario, and, for the first time in Scotland, Signor Tamburini. The progamme featured scenas, trios, duets, etc., which had been the favourites of the season at the Royal Italian Opera.


As tickets were not yet available, on the 30th, applications could be made to Mr. Macfadyen, London Piano-Forte Warehouse, 133 Buchanan Street, Glasgow.


The Herald provided a review of the concert, on the 10th of September, page two, under the heading GRAND CONCERT:


“Last evening Madame Grisi and Signors Mario and Tamburini, accompanied by Mr. J. L. Hatton, gave a concert in the City Hall. As might have been expected of the three principal singers from the Italian Opera, the singing was of the most exquisite character. As we had only time to wait over the first part of the performance, anything like an elaborate critique is not to be looked for at our hands. Still we cannot refrain from pointing out the Aria from La Gazza Ladra, which Signor Tamburin [sic?] sang in the most finished style, as was also the Cavatina from La Donna del Lago by Madame Grisi, and Come Gentil from Don Pasquale by Signor Mario. The two last elicited a hearty and unanimous encore. but the most delightful piece to us, was the Quartett [sic] A te o cara, from I Puritani. In this, the fascinating tones of the several voices made the very perfection of harmony. The Hall was not so well filled as might have been expected. Probably the near approach of Jenny Lind’s concert might deter some, but we can tell them that even though the Swedish nightingale should turn out to be a finer singer than Grisi, it is altogether improbable that there will be any such concerted music as that given last night.”