SELECT * FROM london_stages WHERE MATCH('(@(authnameclean,perftitleclean,commentcclean,commentpclean) "Goede"/1) | (@(roleclean,performerclean) "Goede")') GROUP BY eventid ORDER BY weight() desc, eventdate asc OPTION field_weights=(perftitleclean=100, commentpclean=75, commentcclean=75, roleclean=100, performerclean=100, authnameclean=100), ranker=sph04

Result Options


Search Filters


Date Range


Filter by Performance Type




We found 4 matches on Event Comments, 0 matches on Performance Title, 0 matches on Author, 0 matches on Performance Comments, and 0 matches on Roles/Actors.
Event Comment: A Serious Opera (1st time at this Theatre [1st performed at Venice, 1783]); the Music by Bianchi. "The splendour of the Opera this year in point of crowd and fashion surpasses every thing within our memory. It used to be only full on the Saturday evening...Mlle Parisot, a new dancer from Paris, is a most beautiful figure, about 18 years of age...Her balance is postively magical, for her person was almost horizontal while turning as on a pivot on her toe" (Morning Chronicle, 10 Feb.). "[Mlle Parisot's] acting proves what art may effect by beautiful simplicity. She never makes use of those tours de force with which the best female dancers at Paris still endeavour to shine. Every step of Mlle Parisot is marked by the greatest truth and dignity of nature. Every one of her movements is expressive, spirited and harmonious" (Goede, pp. 264-65)


Mainpiece Title: Piramo E Tisbe

Dance: End I: A New Divertissementin which-Mlle Parisot will dance, for the first time in this Country; End Opera: Paul et Virginie, as17960116

Event Comment: "The Italian singers, male and female, whom I saw on this stage, distinguished themselves by good action, which is uncommon among the Italians. But the Italian opera would instantly be abandoned, notwithstanding the talents of the singers and the beauty of the music, if dancing were not the powerful magnet which attracts the Londoners. All Italian operas are, therefore, abridged, divertisements introduced between the acts, and the ballets considerably lengthened, in order to gratify the public taste" (Goede, p. 263)


Mainpiece Title: The 1st Act Of Le Gelosie Villane

Afterpiece Title: The 1st Act of Merope

Dance: As17970715

Event Comment: 2nd ballet: 1st time; composed by Barre; the Music by Bossi. "Mme Hilligsberg, who possesses the first rank among the dancers of London, is a woman of distinguished merit: she succeeds with peculiar happiness in sportive and jocose expressions, and she is bewitchingly graceful as a Welch or Scotch country girl. Her figure is very handsome; but her arms are somewhat long and thin. The third dancer is Mme Laborie; she possesses an agreeable figure, much animation and native gracefulness. She might become a first-rate dancer [if] she did not trust too much to her natural talents, and bestowed more attention on the art" (Goede, 265). "Les Deux Jumelles, ou la Meprise, pouvoient tres bien faire le sujet d'unjoli divertissement; mais pour un grand ballet, il a fallu y appeller le secours des dieux, & faire descendre ce que nous appelons une gloire de nuages qui se developpent assez mal: c'est la faute du machiniste ou du charpentier. D'ailleurs, cette gloire ne sert a rien, puisque l'Amour vient dans un assez mauvais cabriolet, pousse par des hommes qu'on voit un peu trop distinctement, & s'en retourne de meme a reculons. Nous avons vu souvent le char de l'Amour aller en avant; mais il est rare qu'on le voie reculer, & cette meme gloire eprouve autant de difficulte pour remonter qu'elle en avout eue pour descendre, laissant le spectateur tres convaincu de son inutilite" (Anthony LeTexier, L'Ami des Meres, 1799, I, 192-93). The subscribers are most respectfully intreated to be careful to whom they give their Tickets, as many improper persons have lately presented themselves for admission into the Theatre with those Tickets; and the subscribers are requested to observe that, in future, persons of this description will be conducted directly to the identical Boxes to which such Tickets belong, instead of being admitted into any other part of the Theatre. And the public are intreated to understand that neither Ladies in Undress Hats or Bonnets, nor Gentlemen in Boots will be admitted into the Pit of the Opera


Mainpiece Title: Ines De Castro

Role: Rodrigo Actor: Rovedino
Role: Don Pietro Actor: Viganoni
Role: Alfonso Actor: Benelli
Role: Fernando Actor: DeGiovanni
Role: Ines Actor: Mme Banti
Role: La Regina Actor: Sga Pastorelli.

Dance: End I: Peggy's Love, as17981211; End Opera: Les Deux Jumelles; ou, La Meprise-["The pas de deux of Didelot and Rose was particulary admired, and Madames Laborie and Hilligsberg, who appeared as the Twin Sisters, were most happily successful" (Morning Chronicle, 30 Jan.)]

Role: Ariadne et Bacchus Actor:
Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Rose Didelot. Tickets to be had of Mrs Rose Didelot, No. 8, Haymarket. 2nd ballet: 1st time; composed by J. D'Egville. [In all subsequent performances this was billed as Tarare.] "D'Egville, Laborie, and St.Pierre are excellent dancers and fine manly figures. Laborie possesses more elegance than St. Pierre; but the latter greater animation. D'Egville displays much taste and poetical spirit in the invention of ballets...[which] are far richer in naive situations, and possess a more free poetical spirit than those of Paris" (Goede, 265-66)


Mainpiece Title: Elfrida

Role: Adelvolto Actor: Viganoni
Role: Orgando Actor: Rovedino
Role: Egardo Actor: Benelli
Role: Siveno Actor: Braghetti
Role: Osmondo Actor: DeGiovanni
Role: Elfrida Actor: Mme Banti
Role: Evelina Actor: Sga Pastorelli.

Dance: End I: Hylas et Temire, as17990418; End Opera: Tarare et Irza-D'Egville, Didelot, Laborie, St.Pierre, Fialon, Mrs Rose Didelot, Mrs Hilligsberg, Mrs Laborie, Mrs D'Egville, Miss J. Hilligsberg