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THE OPERA.

The production of ' La Fille de Madame Angot ’ at the Princess’s last night attracted a capital house, which is likely to be even increased this evening, when Lecocq’s opera will be repeated. The cast is as followsClairette Angelfc, Miss Elsa May ; Mdlle. Lange, Miss Seymour; Amarante, Miss Mackay; Javotte, Miss Beaumont; Barbette, Mss Atkins; Hersilie, Miss Lucy Cobb; Ange Pitou, Mr Walshe; Pomponnet, Mr Shannon ; Larivaudiere, Mr Gainor; Trenitz, Mr Dean; Louchard, Mr England; Cadet, Mr West; Guillaume, Mr Sceats; Buteux, Mr G. Brain; an Officer, Mr T. Pollard. The opera was played with much spirit, principals and chorus alike putting forth their best endeavors to make the performance a success. Miss May made a vivacious Clairette, and sang all her music charmingly, though her only encore was gained in the song ‘Yes, Pm the daughter.’ The celebrated quarrel scene with Mdlle. Lange went splendidly, thanks alike to Miss May and to Miss Seymour. The latter lady was at much better advantage than in her part of Lazarillo in the previous opera, her acting being admirably fitted to the character and the music better suited to her voice. Her duet with Clairette ‘Oh, happy days of childhood,’ was, in particular, very nicely rendered. Mr Walshe filled the part of Ange Pitou very happily, his acting being remarkable for easy confidence, and his singing all that could be desired. Mr Shannon was also well cast as Pomponnet; and he gained a well-deserved encore for his singing of the air ‘She is so innocent.’ Mr Gainor, as Larivaudiere, sang well, but did not appear at his ease in the part otherwise. Mr Dean was of course excessively comical in the quaint part of Trenitz, and Mr England not only made up well as the police agent Louchard, but also showed that he had a thoroughly good conception of the character. The rest of the company did their work well, while the scenery and appointments generally were far superior to the surroundings of * Maritaua.’

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THE OPERA., Evening Star, Issue 7915, 24 May 1889

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THE OPERA. Evening Star, Issue 7915, 24 May 1889

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