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Event Comment: [By Franz Joseph Haydn; 1st time in London. 1st performed privately in Vienna, 29 Apr. 1798, and in public at the Vienna National Theatre, 19 Mar. 1799.] "Although not equal in grandeur to the divine compositions of the immortal Handel, [it] is, nevertheless, on the whole, a very charming production" (Morning Herald, 29 Mar.). [And see Ashley's note on 2 Apr.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Creation; The Messiah; Grand Selection 0

Event Comment: Mr Salomon having insinuated that he alone is in possession of a correct Score of this celebrated Oratorio, I feel compelled, in justice to myself, to state that the Oratorio was published by subscription at Vienna, and that the printed Copy, from which I had the Parts transcribed, was delivered by Dr Haydn to a subscriber in Vienna, and brought from thence expressly for me, and on which is the Doctor's initials. The accuracy with which it was performed, and the enthusiasm with which it was received, are, I hope, convincing proofs that no other directions are necessary to "produce the effect required by the Author." I should not thus have obtruded myself, but I conceived it requisite to justify myself from the imputation of having attempted to impose a spurious production upon that public to whom I am under so many obligations. I am, with the greatest respect and gratitude, their most obedient servant, John Ashley. March 29. [On 29 Mar. the following card had appeared in most of the daily newspapers: Mr Salomon having received from Dr Haydn an early Copy of his New Oratorio called The Creation of the World, and having been favoured by him exclusively with particular directions on the style and manner in which it must be executed, in order to produce the effects required by the Author, begs to acquaint the Nobility and Gentry, that he means to perform it on Monday, the 21st of April next, at the King's Theatre. The performance took place on that date in the Ancient Music Room, i.e. the large concert-room situated inside the King's, on the east side, level with the first tier of the boxes. The reason for this change was, states the playbill, "the present Performances in the Opera House not allowing sufficient time to erect an Orchestra on the Stage." The principal singers were Mme Mara, Mme Dussek, Small, Page, Denman, Bartleman. Samuel Wesley presided at the organ and at the piano forte.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Creation; Grand Selection 0

Music: End I: concerto on the clarionet-John Mahon; End II: concerto on the violin-C. Ashley

Event Comment: Account-Book, 5 Apr.: Received from John Ashley charge for oratorios #380; Paid One Years Insurance on #10,000 of the Theatre at the Phoenix Fire Office to Lady Day next #115

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Creation; Grand Selection 0

Music: End I: concerto on the Grand Piano Forte-Master Neate; End II: cobcerto on the violin-G. Ashley

Event Comment: The Public are most respectfully informed that, on account of the danger to Gentlemen frequenting the Scenes, as well as to the Performers, and the other persons necessarily employed in working the machinery, in the scenes and decorations, no stranger can with safety remain upon the stage during the representation of this Opera; it has therefore become unavoidably necessary to shut up the communication between the audience part of the Theatre and the Stage during the performance of Alessandro e Timoteo, but the avenues will be opened as usual as soon as the Opera is over

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Alessandro E Timoteo

Dance: A New Bacchanalian Divertisement Ballet-; La Fille Mal Gardee- As18000415 but no performers listed for either ballet

Event Comment: A Comic Opera; the Music by Paisiello. The Dialogue, for the first time in this Country, will be delivered without the Music of the Recitative. "Nina [Bolla] performed for her benefit in a novel and singular manner, the dialogue being spoken in prose without recitative, which had not a bad effect; but this way of acting it was deemed an infringement of the rights of the English theatres, and after a few nights it was stopped by authority, as unlawful at the Opera" (Mount-Edgcumbe, 111-12). Tickets to be had of Mme Bolla, No. 6, Haymarket

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Nina

Dance: As18000322

Event Comment: 2nd piece [1st time; MF 2, by James Cobb. Text (unauthorized), Dublin: P. Byrne [1800]; synopsis of plot in Dramatic Censor, II, 135-36]: With new Scenes, Dresses and Decorations. The Overture composed by Mazzinghi, and the Music by Mazzinghi and Reeve. The Scenes painted by Phillips, Lupino, Hollogan, Hodgins, &c. Books of the Songs to be had in the Theatre. Receipts: #132 17s. (128.7.6; 4.9.6)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Miser

Afterpiece Title: Paul and Virginia

Afterpiece Title: Raymond and Agnes

Dance: In 2nd piece: Dances-Blurton, Wilde, Platt, Lewiss, Klanert, L. Bologna, J. Whitmore, Mrs Watts, Mrs Follett, Mrs Bologna, Mrs Norton, Miss Bologna, Miss Dibdin, Miss Burnett

Song: In 2nd piece: Chorusses-Linton, Street, Denman, Oddwell, Thomas, Little, Curties, Lee, Ms Trevor, Ms Leserve, Ms Castelle, Ms Norton, Ms Masters, Ms Iliff, Ms Lloyd

Event Comment: The Public are most respectfully informed that the performance on Saturday evening having been interrupted by the unusual concourse of company behind the scenes, it has become absolutely necessary to shut up the communications from the audience part of the Theatre to the stage, upon the nights when Alessandro e Timoteo is perfomed

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Alessandro E Timoteo

Dance: As18000524

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Crouch. [Miss Jacobs, who had previously appeared at this theatre as a chorus singer, is identified in MS list in Kemble playbills of new performers for this season. Afterpiece in place of The Pannel, advertised on playbill of 5 June.] Morning Chronicle, 22 May: Tickets to be had of Mrs Crouch, No. 9, New Lisle-street, Leicester-square. Receipts: #520 16s. 6d. (233.11.0; 60.19.6; 0.4.0; tickets: 226.2.0) (charge: #213 0s. 4d.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Siege Of Belgrade

Afterpiece Title: Of Age To-morrow

Song: III: a new song (composed by Kelly)-Mme Bolla

Event Comment: [Emery was from cg. Mainpiece: Epilogue by the younger George Colman.] Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. 1st Gallery 2s. 2nd Gallery 1s. The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin precisely at 7:00 [same throughout season]. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Rice, at the Theatre. Printed by T. Woodfall, No. 1, Cross Court, Russel Court, Drury Lane

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Heir At Law

Afterpiece Title: The Jew and the Doctor

Event Comment: 3rd piece: The Musick composed and selected by Attwood. Books of the Songs, &c. to be had at the Theatre

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Blue Devils

Afterpiece Title: The Jew

Afterpiece Title: The Castle of Sorrento

Song: 3rd piece: Chorus-Kenrick, Little, Willoughby, Dibble, Aylmer

Event Comment: [Mrs King was from the Stamford theatre.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Heir At Law

Afterpiece Title: My Grandmother

Event Comment: 3rd piece [1st time; P 2, by John Fawcett. Text 1st published by Duncombe and Moon, c. 1825]: With entire new Scenes, Dresses, and Decorations. The Overture and most of the Musick composed by Dr Arnold. The Selections from eminent Masters, and the whole adapted by him to the Action of the Drama. The Scenery, comprehending a display of Views in the Island of Jamaicav, designed and painted [on playbill of 1 July: from Views taken on the Spot, and documents of undoubted authority] by S. Whitmore. The Machinery by Ronaldson, Sylvester, &c. The Dresses [on playbill of 1 July: made for the purpose by Persons acquainted with the spot where the Scene of Action lyes] by Gay, Mrs Egan, &c. A Prospectus of the Action with the Songs annexed, Price Six-pence, to be had at the Theatre [and reprinted in Dramatic Censor, III, 21-29]

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Blue Devils

Afterpiece Title: The Jew and the Doctor

Afterpiece Title: Obi; or, Three-Finger'd Jack

Event Comment: 1st piece: In one Act; 1st time at this Theatre [acted 19 June 1784]. 2nd piece [1st time; D 3, by Charles Kemble, based on Le Deserteur, by Louis Sebastien Mercier. Authors of Prougue and Ephlogue unknown]. Morning Chronicle, 1 Aug. 1800: This day is published The Point of Honour (2s.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Tobacconist

Afterpiece Title: The Point of Honour

Afterpiece Title: The Flitch of Bacon

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; CO 3, by Joseph George Holman]: The Overture and the whold of the Musick by Davy. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. [Miss Wheatley was from cg.] Morning Chronicle, 20 Aug. 1800: This day at twelve o'clock is published What a Blunder! (2s.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: What A Blunder

Afterpiece Title: The Deaf Lover

Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; MF 2, by the younger George Colman]: To conclude with a View of the Camp near Windsorv. A Military Overture, and the New Musick composed by Dr Arnold. The Scenery painted by S. Whitmore. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. [For Colman's borrowing of the character of Caleb Quotem, see 6 July 1798.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Point Of Honour

Afterpiece Title: The Review; or, The Wags of Windsor

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Gibbs. 1st piece: Never acted here. 2nd piece [1st time; M. INT 1. In it the playbill lists Dicky Gossip by Suett, but "Fawcett came forward with an apology, stating that Suett had been suddenly taken ill, and was unable to attend the theatre. The galleries...insisted on Fawcett's singing the song in Suett's stead. Fawcett pleaded his incapacity, and at length, by dint of a little buffoonery and grimace (talents essentially necessary on such occasions) succeeded in a appeasing the tumult" (Dramatic Censor, III, 127)]

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Birth Day

Afterpiece Title: A Song for Every Body

Afterpiece Title: Obi

Event Comment: Benefit for Fawcett. "We were careful to repair to the Theatre at an early hour. But, to see the whole street lined with carriages and blockaded on both sides with pedestrians vainly pressing for admittance, was more than we had anticipated. Hundreds, who had purchased tickets, were under the necessity of returning home, without passing the threshold of the Theatre...Fawcett exerted the whole scope of his abilities, in grateful return for the patronage with which he was so profusely honoured...Whenever Fawcett moves in his proper sphere, as a comic actor, he is never known to fail" (Dramatic Censor, III, 129). Morning Chronicle, 6 Sept.: Tickets to be had of Fawcett, No. 3, Tanfield-court, Temple

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Review

Afterpiece Title: A Mogul Tale

Afterpiece Title: Obi

Song: End 1st piece: Half and Half (never before sung)-Fawcett; End of 2nd piece: Paddy's Description of Pizarro, as18000829