Broadside playbill for a performance of La muette di Portici in London at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on 23 February 1830. Daniel-François-Esprit AUBER.

Broadside playbill for a performance of La muette di Portici in London at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on 23 February 1830

London: J. Tabby, 1830.

Narrow folio (ca. 340 x 210 mm). On thin paper.

The program included the drama Past & Present or, The Hidden Treasure and the new grand opera Masaniello [La Muette de Portici]. With notice of upcoming performances.

The play was to be preceded by a performance of Rossini's overture to Guillaume Tell.

Notable performers included Lucia Elizabeth Vestris, Miss Betts, Mrs. Barrymore, Mr. Cooper, and Mr. Jones.

Slightly browned; minor chipping to upper corners.

The first performance of La muette de Portici took place in Paris at the Opéra on 29 February 1828. The work was first performed in London at Drury Lane under the title Masaniello on 4 May 1829. Loewenberg col. 712.

Item #34646

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