14 JANUARY 1832, Page 12


MEYERBEER'S new opera Robert le Diable is now at the height of its popularity at Paris. Report speaks of it as a composition of more genius than even ll Crociato. 'We understand that it will be produced at the Killerk-,'s Theatre in its original form and lan- guage, and that NOURRIT, TAMBURINI, GRISI, and Tosi, are en- gaged for that purpose. A version of the same opera is also in preparation at Drury Lane. How this arrangement has been effected, we know not. All we do know, is, that about two months since, it was offered o the lessee of that theatre; and that, soon after, the copy was purchased by Mr. MoNcit MAsox for the Opera-house. • How any, or what version of' it, has now come into the hands of the Drury Lane manager, we are ignorant. We can scarcely imagine that Mr. MASON has contented himself with purchasing a score of the opera, leaving time English market still open to the composer. At all events, MEYERBEER is expected to superintend its performance at the King's Theatre.