Long narrow folio (ca. 355 x 210 mm.) On thin paper.
A benefit for Mr. Blanchard and Mr Watson, opening with a performance of the opera The Duenna followed by songs performed by various musicians and ending with the musical farce No Song, No Supper.
Notable performers include singers Giuditta Pasta performing "Tu ch' accendi" and "Di tanti palpiti" from Rossini's opera Tancredi and Lucia Elizabeth Vestris; staples of the contemporary English theatre Mr. Wood, Miss Cawse, Miss Hughes, and Mr. Sapio; and Spanish guitarist Trinidad Herta playing his Capriccio for guitar.
Slightly worn and soiled; edges slightly chipped, more heavily at lower edge, just touching text; creased at folds.
A broadside playbill for a performance in London at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on 24 May 1828. Narrow folio (ca. 340 x 210 mm). On thin paper. The program consisted of "A Popular Selection ... of Antient and Modern Music ... under the immediate Direction of Mr. H.R. Bishop." Notable performers include singers Giuditta Pasta and Margarethe Stockhausen, with Charles de Beriot (violin), Mr. Nicholson (flute), and Signor Puzzi (French horn). Quite worn; edges chipped with loss of text, particularly to upper margin.
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