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Mainpiece Title: The Happy Captive

Performance Comment: With An Interlude in two Comic Scenes-Signior Capoccio, a Director from the Canary Island, and Signora Dorinna, a Virtuso.
Event Comment: Benefit for Signora Seratina and Reinhold. Tickets 3s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: La Serva Padrona

Song: Signora Seratina, Miss Granville, Reinhold, Kear

Music: Solo concerto on hautboy-Pirkins; Organ Concerto-Reinhold; Violin solo-Soderini


Mainpiece Title: The Happy Captive; With An Interlude In Two Comic Scenes, Between signor Capoccio, A Director From The canary Islands, And signora Dorinna, A Virtuosa


Mainpiece Title: The Constant Couple

Role: Vizard Actor: Havard
Role: Col Standard Actor: Delane.
Role: Sir Harry Wildair Actor: Mrs Woffington
Role: Standard Actor: Havard
Role: Beau Clincher Actor: Yates
Role: Clincher Jun. Actor: Neale
Role: Smuggler Actor: Taswell
Role: Tom Errand Actor: Green
Role: Lady Lurewell Actor: Mrs Giffard
Role: Dicky Actor: Ray
Role: Angelica Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Lady Darling Actor: Mrs Bridges
Role: Parley Actor: Mrs Cross.

Afterpiece Title: The Temple of Dulness; With Humours of Sg Capochio and Sga Dorinna

Performance Comment: Capochio-Waltz; Puppibello-Lowe; Merit-Blakes; Goddess of Dullness-Mrs Sybilla (1st time of her performing in England); Negligence-Miss Young; Sga Dorinna-Mrs Arne (General Advertiser); Faddlini-Miss Cole [1745 edition].1745 edition].
Role: Capochio Actor: Waltz
Role: Puppibello Actor: Lowe
Role: Merit Actor: Blakes
Role: Goddess of Dullness Actor: Mrs Sybilla
Role: Negligence Actor: Miss Young
Role: Sga Dorinna Actor: Mrs Arne
Role: Faddlini Actor: Miss Cole


Mainpiece Title: Capochio And Dorinna

Performance Comment: Capochio-Master Brown; Dorinna-Miss Fredric.
Role: Capochio Actor: Master Brown
Role: Dorinna Actor: Miss Fredric.

Entertainment: last Aast Act: a Burlesque Ode-by the late Bonnel Thornton, in banter of the Odes written on St Cecilias Day, set to music by an eminent master; The whole to conclude with: Grand Fireworks-

Event Comment: Conductor-Dr Arne. The Theatre thoroughly aired a week before the performance. Music of the Interlude composed by Arne. [Advertized as "Mr Foote's Theatre in the Haymarket."] At the Instance of several persons of Quality, by permission of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Catch Society at the Thatched House, St James's St. Pit and Boxes 5s. First gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. To begin at 7 p.m. Books of all Catches and Glees and Capochio and Dorinna to be had at the Theatre for 1s


Mainpiece Title: Concert Of Catches And Glees

Afterpiece Title: Capochio and Dorinna

Music: After Interlude: Concerto on Violin-Barthelemon. *uÂ├hay Between the acts: an Interlude. Parts-Mas. Brown, Miss Weller

Role: Parts Actor: Mas. Brown, Miss Weller.
Event Comment: Benefit Signora Fausan. Tickets at her Lodgings, Mr Cheek's Apothecary, Bow Street


Mainpiece Title: The Confederacy

Role: Flippanta Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Dick Actor: Chapman
Role: Moneytrap Actor: Taswell
Role: Gripe Actor: Turbutt
Role: Brass Actor: Macklin
Role: Clip Actor: Raftor
Role: Araminta Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Corinna Actor: Mrs Walter
Role: Cloggit Actor: Mrs Egerton
Role: Mrs Amlet Actor: Mrs Macklin
Role: Clarissa Actor: Mrs Butler.

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Dance: LLes Sabotiers-Fausan, Signora Fausan; Les Egyptiens (new)-Fausan, Signora Fausan, Muilment; L'Hydropique Amoreux (new)-Fausan, Signora Fausan

Event Comment: By His Majesty's Command. Benefit Signora Barberini. Written by the late Mr Farquhar. The Stage will be formed into Boxes. Receipts: money #174 6s.; seals #65 15s. (Account Book); #270 (Rylands MS.)


Mainpiece Title: The Recruiting Officer

Role: Plume Actor: Ryan
Role: Brazen Actor: Cibber
Role: Balance Actor: Rosco
Role: Worthy Actor: Hale
Role: Kite Actor: Mullart
Role: Bullock Actor: Neale
Role: Scruple Actor: Roberts
Role: Scale Actor: Arthur
Role: Melinda Actor: Mrs Ware
Role: Rose Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Kilby
Role: Recruits Actor: Hippisley, James
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Woffington.

Dance: A new Tambourine-Desnoyer, Signora Barberini; Les Savoyards (new)-Villeneuve, Signora Barberini; By particular Desire, Louvre, Minuet-Denoyer, Signora Barberini; Glover

Event Comment: Benefit for Signora Banti


Mainpiece Title: Ricimero

Dance: End I: New Dance-Signora Banti, Lucas (first time of appearing on this Stage); II: Dancing-Signora Banti, Poitier Jun; III: Minuet-Signora Banti, Bugiani

Event Comment: Benefit Signora Margaretta. [She received #76 5s. 8d. See Deutsch, p. 58.


Mainpiece Title: Dorinda (acts I And Ii)

Music: An Entertainment of the choicest Songs out of several Operas-; Also a Piece (never perform'd before)-Signior Cavaliero Valeriano; The Songs out of the Opera will be as follows Convezzo luinghiero, Pria che la doglia-Signora Pilotti; Del fallo ful camin, Ti stringo o miodiletto-Signor Valentini; E vano ognipensiero, To Beauty devoted, Love wou'd invade me-Signora Margaretta; Di se senti, Nume Alata-Mrs Barbier; Solo pieta vi chiedo-; Di luci adourno-Mrs Manina; concluding with the Chorus of Clotilda-; a new piece-Signior Cavaliero Valeriano

Event Comment: Benefit Signora Stradiotti, who has never yet perform'd in Publick since her Arrival here in England. Tickets 5s


Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: Vocal and Instrumental Music-; With several extraordinary new Songs-Signora Stradiotti; End Consort: she will perform alone a Solo for the Harpsichord-Signora Stradiotti

Event Comment: Benefit for Signora Provenzale. Pit and boxes together at Half a Guinea. Gallery 5s. The Music by Jomelli. N.B. As Miss Asolin cannot dance this day having sprained her ankle, Mr Gallini will be so humane as to perform with Miss Provenzale that she may not be disappointed of her benefit


Mainpiece Title: L'isola Disabitata; Or, The Desert Island

Performance Comment: Vocal Parts-Signora Angiola Calori, Signora Cassandra Frederick, Fernando Tenducci, Gaetano Quilici.

Dance: New Grand Dances-Signora Provenzale, Signora Asselin, who will dance in men's clothes

Music: Concerto on the Violin-Sg Candoni

Event Comment: Benefit Signora Celotti. At the Desire of several Persons of Quality. At 7 p.m


Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: Vocal and instrumental Music-; the vocal part-Signora Juliana Celotti; the instrumental part-twenty of the most eminent masters in London

Event Comment: Benefit Signora Lodi and Corbett. Tickets 5s


Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: Vocal and Instrumental Music-; with the Echo Flute-Paisible; accompanied on the Harpsichord-Babel Jr; Vocal music-Signora Lodi

Event Comment: Benefit Signora Mons. At 7 p.m. By Subscription


Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: Vocal and Instrumental Music-; The Vocal-Signora Mons

Event Comment: At the Desire of several Persons of Quality. Written by the famous Molliere. Daily Courant, 2 May: Monsieur deGrimbergue, Director of the French Comedians, hereby gives Notice, that he is extreamly sorry he could not give on Friday last all the Entertainment he had promised in his Publick Bills, by reason that Signora Violenta unluckily fell sick that very day; and Mons Dangeville refused to Dance, being puft up by the Applause he had the good Fortune to meet with; fancying he hath a Right to do so whenever he pleases


Mainpiece Title: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

Entertainment: The Great Turkish Ceremony-; Dancing-Danjeville; Tumbling-; particularly a lame tumbler (who never performed before in England); The Flourishing of the Colors-Signora Violenta

Event Comment: Benefit Signora Durastanti. At 7 p.m. Admission as 14 June


Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: Vocal and Instrumental Music-the best Masters; Particularly, Two new Cantatas by Mr Hendel and Sig Sandoni-; Four Songs, Six Duettos by the famous Signor Stefan-Signora Durastanti, Signor Senesino

Event Comment: [Benefit +Harlequin and Signora Constantini. By His Majesty's Command


Mainpiece Title: il Proteo Novello: Viz, The New Proteus

Entertainment: The Comical Scene of the Stuttering Master of Musick-Brighella

Dance: End I: +Hornpipe-Cornet, Mrs Anderson; II: Peasant's Dance-Welman, Mrs Anderson; III: The Character of Signora Cattina Venetiana-; IV: Niais and Niaise-; Foolish Man and Woman-; V: Twelve Grotesque Character, viz. Punchanello, Dame Ragonde, Pierrots, Harlequins, Scaramouches, Peasants, Mad Men and Women-

Role: Mad Men and Women Actor: .
Event Comment: Benefit for the Marine Society, the whole Profits of which are generously given by Signora Mingotti and deGiardini, towards clothing men and boys at Sea


Mainpiece Title: Rosmira

Song: New song-Signora Mingotti

Event Comment: Benefit Signora Saratina. A new tragicomical Burletta, Musick composed by Pergolesi. Scenes and Cloaths entirely new. Tickets at Mr Oswald's Music Shop. 2s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: La Strattaggemma; Or, The Stratagem

Song: Before the Burletta: Singing-; several songs, a duetto-Signora Saratina, Reinhold

Event Comment: Benefit for Signora Asselin


Mainpiece Title: Arminio

Dance: II: Signora Asselin (a New Dance of her own composing), Miss Polly (a child of seven years and a Scholar of Sga Asselin), who appeared in the Opera of Farnace will also dance


Mainpiece Title: Double Falshood

Role: Citizen Actor: Harrington
Role: Violante Actor: Mrs Hale
Role: With the last new Prologue Actor:
Role: the Original Epilogue Actor: .
Role: Julio Actor: Delane
Role: Henriquez Actor: Hale
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Horton
Role: Roderick Actor: Ryan
Role: Don Bernardo Actor: Rosco
Role: Duke Angelo Actor: Stephens
Role: Master of Flocks Actor: Bridgwater
Role: 1st Shepherd Actor: Neale
Role: 2d Shepherd Actor: James
Role: Camillo Actor: Hippisley
Role: Fabian Actor: Arthur
Role: Lopez Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Gerald Actor: Bencraft

Opera: End II and IV: of the Play will be performed an Interlude in two Comick Scenes in Musick. betwixt Signor Capoccio, a Director from the Canary Islands, and Signora Dorinna, a Virtuosa; Capoccio-Waltz; Dorinna-Miss Hillier

Performance Comment: betwixt Signor Capoccio, a Director from the Canary Islands, and Signora Dorinna, a Virtuosa; Capoccio-Waltz; Dorinna-Miss Hillier.
Role: Capoccio Actor: Waltz
Role: Dorinna Actor: Miss Hillier.

Dance: I: Muzette, Tambourine-Mechell, Mlle Mechell; III: Les Niaise-Mechell, Mlle Mechell


Mainpiece Title: Solimano

Performance Comment: Larpent MS lists: Solimano-Pazzaglia; Selim-Potenza; Narsea-Signora Mattei; Osmino-Signora Galori; Emira-Signora Frasi; Resteno-Signora Rosa; Maestra de Balli-Lescot.
Role: Solimano Actor: Pazzaglia
Role: Selim Actor: Potenza
Role: Narsea Actor: Signora Mattei
Role: Osmino Actor: Signora Galori
Role: Emira Actor: Signora Frasi
Role: Resteno Actor: Signora Rosa
Role: Maestra de Balli Actor: Lescot.

Dance: Signora Forti, Signora Bonomi, Grimaldi, Signora Lescot

Event Comment: A new serious Opera [a pasticcio]. Music by different Masters. To begin at 6 p.m. on account of the Prologue. [Note: The 1760 Libretto at Library of Congress designates the "Musical Prologue sung by Signora Mattei" on 22 Nov. The prologue consists of recitative and a brief air of two quatrains.


Mainpiece Title: Arianna E Teseo

Performance Comment: Minos-Gaetano Quilici; Ariadne-Signora Colomba Mattei; Theseus-Filipo Elisi; Tauris-Pietro Sorbelloni; Laodice-Signora Angiola Calori; Alcestes-Signora Teresa Eberardi; Director-Giocchino Cocchi; New Musical Prologue before the Opera begins-Signora Mattei--1760 Libretto; Director of Dancers-Gherardi; Dancers-Gherardi, Mlle Asselin, Polly Capitani, Tariot (Larpent MS).
Event Comment: A New Opera. [Text by Pietro Metastasio. Done into English by Humphreys. Music presumably by Leonardo Leo.] Pit and Boxes at half a guinea. [Their Majesties, Prince, and three eldest Princesses present.] See also Lord Hervey and his Friends, pp. 145-46. Daily Advertiser, 6 Nov.: There were present a very numerous Audience; and Signora Celeste Gismondi, who lately arriv'd here, perform'd a principal Part in it with universal Applause. We hear that this Opera was not compos'd by Mr Handell, but by some very eminent Master in Italy


Mainpiece Title: Cato

Performance Comment: Edition of 1732 lists: Catone-Senesino; Marzia-Signora Strada; Emilia-Signora Celeste Gismondi; Arbace-Signora Bertolli; Cesare-Montagnana.
Role: Catone Actor: Senesino
Role: Marzia Actor: Signora Strada
Role: Emilia Actor: Signora Celeste Gismondi
Role: Arbace Actor: Signora Bertolli
Role: Cesare Actor: Montagnana.