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Event Comment: Oratorio: Composed by G. F. Handel. Instrumental Performers as 17 Feb., but added: Ware. [The playbill retains Miss Leak, but she "was so hoarse as to be unable to take her oratorical share last night" (Oracle, 20 Feb.).

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Messiah; Alexander's Feast; Grand Selection 0

Music: End Part I: 3rd concerto of Giardini on the violin-G. Ashley; End Part II: concerto on the Piano Forte-Dussek

Event Comment: Composed by G. F. Handel. Among the Instrumental Performers: C. Ashley, Sarjant, Wm. Parke, Boyce, R. Ashley, Bridgtower, Pinto, Parkinson, Lavenu. the Flacks, Taylor, Mackintosh, Wm. Ware, Dresler, Francis, Gwilliam, Nicks, the Munros, Archer, I. Sharp, W. Sharp, M. Sharp, J. Sharp, Betts, Cobham, Jackson, Wood, Coyle, Cornish, Jones, Purney, Leffler, Woodham, Piele, the Cantelos, Skillern, &c. Organ-J. Ashley. Double Drums (used at Westminster-Abbey)-Jenkinson. The Chorusses will be numerous and complete; the whole under the direction of Ashley. The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin at 7:00 precisely [same throughout oratorio season]. Books of the Performance (with the Imprimatur of E. Macleish) to be had at the Theatre, price 6d. Places for the Boxes to be had of Brandon, at the Stage-Door in Hart-street. Boxes 6s. Pit 3s. 6d. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s

Performances

Music: End I: concerto on the violin-Master Pinto (aged Eleven Years, Grandson to the celebrated Performer of that Name [ThomasPinto])

Event Comment: A Dramatical Composition. [By G. F. Handel.] 7 p.m

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Jupiter In Argos

Performance Comment: See Deutsch, Handel, p. 484, for speculation concerning the singers. Intermix'd with Choruses-; two Concertos on the Organ-.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Grand Selection 0, Composed By g

Performance Comment: F. Handel=; Redemption 0. As17920224.

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 1

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Grand Selection Of Sacred Music From The Works Of Handel

Event Comment: [Text by N. F. Haym. Music by G. F. Handel.] By Command Pit and Boxes at half a guinea. Gallery 5s. At 6:30 p.m. When the Tickets are dispos'd of, No Persons will be admitted for Money. The Diary of Mary Countess Cowper, p. 154: At Night, Radamistus, a fine Opera of Handel's Making. The King there with his Ladies. The Prince in the Stage-box. Great Crowd. Mainwaring, Handel, pp. 98-99: If the persons who are now living, and who were present at that performance may be credited, the applause it received was almost as extravagant as his Agrippina had excited; the crowds and tumults of the house at Venice were hardly equal to those at London. In so splendid and fashionable an assembly of Ladies (to the excellence of their taste we must impute it) there was no shadow of form, or ceremony, scarce inoeed any appearance of order or regularity, politeness, or decency. Many, who had forc'd their way into the house with an impetuosity but ill-suited to their rank and sex, actually Fainted through the heat and closeness of it. Several Gentlemen were turned back, who had offered forty shillings for a seat in the gallery, after having despaired of getting any in the pit or boxes

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Radamistus

Event Comment: Having for a Series of Years received the greatest Obligations from the Nobility and Gentry of this Nation, I have always retained a deep Impression of their Goodness. As I perceived, that joining good Sense and Significant Words of Musick, was the best Method of recommending this to an English Audience; I have directed my Studies that way, and endeavour'd to shew, that the English Language, which is so expressive of the sublimest Sentiments, is the best adapted of any to the full and solemn Kind of Musick. I have the Mortification now to find, that my Labours to please are become ineffectual, when my Expences are considerably greater. To what Cause I must impute the Loss of the Publick Favour, I am ignorant, but the Loss itself I shall always lament. In the mean time, I am assur'd that a Nation, whose Characteristic is good Nature, would be affected with the Ruin of any Man, which was owing to his Endeavours to entertain them. I am likewise persuaded, that I shall have the forgiveness of those noble Persons, who have honour'd me with their Patronage, and their Subscription this Winter, if I beg them Permission to stop short, before my Losses are too great to support, if I proceed no farther in my Undertaking; and if I intreat them to withdraw three Fourths of their Subscription, one Fourth part only of my Proposal having been perform'd. I am, etc. G. F. Handel. Attendance will be given at Mr Handel's House in Brook's St., Hanover Square, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next, in order to pay back the Subscription money. [Two poems in honor of Handel in the 21 Jan. issue of the Daily Advertiser. A letter in the 25 Jan. issue indicates that the subscribers would not accept the proferred refund; Handel announced he would resume performances in view of this response.

Performances

Event Comment: [Text by N. F. Haym. Music by G. F. Handel.] Colman's Opera Register: Mr O. Swiny ye Manager of ye Theatre was now setting out a New Opera, Heroick. all ye Habits new & richer than ye former with 4 New Scenes, & other Decorations & Machines. Ye Tragick Opera was called Theseus. Ye Musick composed by Mr Handel....ye Opera being thus prepared Mr Swiny would have got a Subscription for Six times, but could not.--he then did give out Tickets at half a Guinea each, for two Nights ye Boxes lay'd open to ye Pit, ye House was very full these two Nights

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Theseus

Cast
Role: Teseo Actor: Valeriano
Role: Aailea Actor: Signora del'Epine
Role: Medea Actor: Signora Pilotti
Role: Egeo Actor: Valentini
Role: Clizia Actor: Signora Gallia
Role: Arcane Actor: Mrs Barbier
Role: Fedra Actor: Signora Manina
Role: Minerva Actor: Leveridge.
Event Comment: [Text by Giacomo Rossi. Music by G. F. Handel.] By Subscription
Event Comment: [Text by P. A. Rolli. Music by G. F. Handel.] A new Opera. Pit and Boxes at a half guinea. And in Regard to the Increase of the Number of Subscribers, no more than Three Hundred and Fifty Tickets will be delivered out. No Tickets will be disposed of at the Theatre, nor any Money taken there but for the Gallery. Gallery 5s

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Floridante

Event Comment: Ode: The Words by Dryden. Composed by G. F. Handel

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Alexander's Feast; Or, The Power Of Music; Messiah

Music: End Ode: As17900219

Event Comment: [Music by Ariosti, Bononcini, Handel. Text by P. A. Rolli.] Admission as 19 Nov. 1720. De Fabrice to Flemming, 21 April (in Deutsch, Handel, p. 126): The Princess of Wales was safely delivered of a son last Saturday. The news was taken to the King by Lord Herbert during...Mutius Scevola, where there was a particularly large audience on account of its being the first performance. The audience celebrated the event with loud applause and huzzas. Each act of this opera is by a different composer, -the first by a certain Pipo, the second by Bononcini, and the third by Hendell, who easily triumphed over the others

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mutius Scaevola

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Honorius

Cast
Role: : Onorio Actor: Senesino
Role: Eucherio Actor: Farinello
Role: Ormonte Actor: Signora Bertolli
Role: Stilicone Actor: Montagnana
Role: Termanzia Actor: Signora Cuzzoni
Role: Placidia Actor: Signora Segatti

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Antigono

Dance: La Fete du Village, as17760504; Diane et Endymion, as17760504; Le Minuet de la Cour, as17760504

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Don Calascione

Dance: Between the Acts: Dancing-

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Meraspe O L'olimpiade

Event Comment: Among the principal instrumental performers are G. Ashley, leader of the band; C. Ashley, W. Parke, Boyce, R. Ashley, Parkinson, Woodham, Jenkinson, Bridgtower, the Munros, Purney, the Cantelos, Taylor, Lavenu, M'Intosh, Gwilliam, Nix, Cobham, Leffler, Betts, Piele, Flack, Dressler, Cornish, I. Sharp, W. Sharp, M. Sharp, J. Sharp, Archer, Ware, Wood, G. Jones, Moorehead, Slezak, Francis, Jackson, Beale, Skillern, Abbot, &c. Organ-J. Ashley. The Band and Chorusses will be numerous and complete; and assisted by the trombones and double drums used at Handel's Commemoration at Westminster Abbey [in 1784]. The whole under the direction of Ashley, Sen. Places for the Boxes to be had of Brandon at the Stage Door. The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin at 7:00 [same throughout oratorio season]. Half Price will be taken at the end of the second part. Boxes 6s. Pit 3s. 6d. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. Books of the Performance (with the imprimatur of E. Macleish) to be had at the theatre, price 6d

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Grand Selection 0 Of Sacred Music, From The Works Of handel

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 1

Cast
Role: Overture Actor:
Role: The Dettingen Te Deum Actor:
Role: Holy Holy Lord Actor: Mme Mara.

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 2

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 3

Event Comment: Principal Instrumental Performers are G. Ashley, leader of the band; C. Ashley, W. Parke, Boyce, Barret, R. Ashley, Parkinson, Woodham, Jenkinson, M'Arthur, the Munros, Purney, Cantelo, Taylor, M'Intosh, Gwilliam, Nicks, Cobham, Leffler, Betts, Flack, Dressler, Cornish, I. Sharp, W. Sharp, M. Sharp, J. Sharp, Ware, J. Ware, Wood, G. Jones, Moorehead, Slezack, Francis, Jackson, Vial, White, &c. Organ by J. Ashley. The Band and Chorusses will be numerous and complete, and assisted by the Trombones and Double Drums, used at Handel's Commemoration at Westminster Abbey [in 1784]. The whole under the direction of Ashley Sen. Places for the Boxes to be had of Brandon at the stage door. The Doors to be opened at 6:00, and the Performance to begin at 7:00 precisely [same throughout oratorio season]. Half Price will be taken at 9:00. Boxes 6s. Pit 3s. 6d. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. Books of the Performance to be had at the Theatre (6d.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Grand Selection 0 Of Sacred Music, From The Works Of handel

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 1

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 2

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 3

Music: End II: concerto on the grand piano@forte-Master Neate

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Grand Selection 0 Of Sacred Music, From The Works Of Handel

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 1

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Grand Selection 0 Main Of Sacred Music, From The Works Of handel

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 1

Cast
Role: Zadock the Priest Actor: Chorus
Role: Overture Actor:
Role: The Dettingen te Deum Actor:
Role: in which Holy Holy Lord Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 2

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 3

Cast
Role: Second Oboe Concerto Actor:
Role: Happy Iphis Actor:
Role: We hear Actor: Chorus
Role: Chandos Anthems] Actor:
Role: Hear Jacob's God Actor: Chorus
Role: What's sweeter than the new@blown rose Actor:
Role: I feel the Deity within Actor:
Role: Arm arm ye brave Actor:
Role: We come Actor: Chorus
Role: From mighty Kings Actor: Miss Parke
Role: Gloria Patri Actor: Chorus
Event Comment: Ode: Written in Honour of St. Cecilia, by Dryden, and set to Music by Handel. Among the Instrumental Performers are G. Ashley, leader of the band, Mara, Sarjant, C. Ashley, Boyce, Bridgetower, Harvey, Parkinson, Taylor, Nix, two Flacks, Dresler, Gwilliam, Shutze, Price, I. Sharp, W. Sharp, M. Sharp, J. Sharp, Archer, Cobham, two Munros, Wood, Cornish, Purney, Leffler, Woodham, Cantelo, Skillern, Franki, Simpson, Jenkinson, &c. Organ-J. Ashley. Double Drums (used at Westminster Abbey)-R. Ashley. The Chorusses will be numerous and complete. The Whole under the Direction of Ashley. Boxes 6s. Pit 3s. 6d. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. Places for the Boxes to be had of Brandon at the Office in Hart-street. The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin at 7:00 [same throughout oratorio season]. Books of the Performance (with the Imprimatur of H. Macleish) to be had at the Theatre

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Alexander's Feast Or, the Power Of Music; Grand Selection 0

Afterpiece Title: Alexander's Feast 3

Performance Comment: [i.e. the ode being in 2 parts.] The Music- [by Handel--that was performed by Command of his Majesty, at St. James's on the late Marriage of their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales (on 8 Apr. 1795); composed by Handel, to celebrate the Nuptials (in Apr. 1736) of his late Royal Highness Frederick, Prince of Wales, with the Princess of Saxe-Gotha; [To conclude with the Coronation Anthem, Zadock the Priest-.
Cast
Role: The Music Actor:
Role: Princess of Saxe Actor: Gotha
Role: Zadock the Priest Actor: .

Music: End Part I: concerto on the harp-Mme Delaval; Beginning Part II: concerto for two violins and violoncello obligato-, as originally composed for this Ode, by Handel and performed in the year 1736; End Part II: concerto on the Grand Piano Forte-Dussek

Event Comment: Ode: Written by Dryden, and set to Music by Handel

Performances

Music: End of Part I Giardini's Sixth Concerto on the Violin by G. Ashley

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Love In A Village

Cast
Role: Lucinda Actor: Mrs Hitchcock
Role: Rosetta Actor: Miss Harper. Prologue as17780518.
Role: Young Meadows Actor: Brett.
Role: Sir William Meadows Actor: Aickin.
Role: Hawthorn Actor: Bannister
Role: Justice Woodcock Actor: Parsons
Role: Hodge Actor: Massey
Role: Eustace Actor: Lamash
Role: Margery Actor: Miss Twist
Role: Deborah Woodcock Actor: Mrs Love

Afterpiece Title: Nature Will Prevail: A Dramatic Proverb

Cast
Role: Current Actor: Palmer
Role: Padlock Actor: Baddeley
Role: Finette Actor: Mrs Hitchcock
Role: Almadine Actor: Mrs Massey.

Dance: As17780518

Performances

Mainpiece Title: She Wou'd And She Wou'd Not

Cast
Role: Don Manuel Actor: Dodd
Role: Don Philip Actor: Barrymore
Role: Octavio Actor: C. Kemble
Role: Trappanti Actor: King
Role: Soto Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Diego Actor: Phillimore
Role: Alguazile Actor: Maddocks
Role: Don Lewis Actor: Caulfield
Role: Corrigidore Actor: Jones
Role: Hippolita Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Rosara Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Flora Actor: Miss Collins
Role: Viletta Actor: Miss Pope.

Afterpiece Title: My Grandmother

Cast
Role: Florella Actor: Sga Storace.
Role: Sir Matthew Medley Actor: Maddocks
Role: Vapour Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Woodly Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Gossip Actor: Suett
Role: Souffrance Actor: Benson
Role: Waiter Actor: Bland
Role: Servant Actor: Lyons
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss DeCamp

Dance: End: La Provencale-Fialon, G. D'Egville, Mrs Fialon, Miss F. D'Egville, Miss Menage

Song: End II: a favourite song (composed by Ross)-Master Welsh

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Never acted before, a New Dramatic Opera [Bickerstaffe] the Music by Handel, Boyce, Arne, Howard, Baildon, Festing, Geminiani, Galluppi, Giardini, Paradies, Agus, Abos; with a New Overture composed by Mr Abel. Full Prices. Books of the Opera sold at theatre. [See Theatrical Review; or, Annals of the Drama, 1763, pp. 22-36: Compares Bickerstaff's opera at length with Charles Johnson's Village Opera.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Love In A Village

Dance: II: The Jealous Woodcutter, as17621023