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That Mr Simonsen's venture in bringing an English Opera Company to Uunedin during the present winter will prove a success financially mny be taken for granted, as in consequence of the dearth of amusements here for some time, capital houseß are the rule nightly. The second representation of 'The Bohemian Girl' was given last evening, and despite the fact that Miss Elsa May was suffering from hoarseness, the opera went very well, and : several of, the numbers Were redemantied. Mr Gainbr makes a capital Count Arnbeim, and scored a decided success in " The heart bowed down'} while Mr Walshe was compelled to repeat 'When other tips.' Miss BeaumoDt as the Gipsy Queen showed that she was possessed of considerable dramatic ability. To-night Lecocq's 'Girote G_irofla' will be staged, and as this popular comic opera has not been produced in Bunedin for many years thsre is certain to be a full house. The patrons of the 'dress circle complained bitterly last night of the draughj; to wjiich they were subjected whenever the door was opened, and we would suggest to the management that a curtain or screen be at' once put up, K'-

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THE OPERA., Issue 7918, 28 May 1889

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THE OPERA. Issue 7918, 28 May 1889

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