The French Plays commence on Monday, at St. James's Theatre
; with Madame ALBERT in two pieces, the first being Madame du Barry. The French Plays commence on Monday, at St. James's Theatre ; with Madame ALBERT in two pieces, the first being Madame du Barry.
The Lyceum—the English Opera-house no longer—has been con- verted into a circus for horsemanship and a menagerie of wild beasts ; Mr. VAN AEBUBGH and Mr. CARTER, " the Lion-King," having clubbed their brute forces, and engaged some equestrians to vary the entertainment. In addition to the quadrupeds, a few biped performers are likewise engaged, to relieve the monotony of a zoological exhibi- tion ; and, being honoured with the Royal patronage, the brute-tamers are likely to carry on a roaring trade.
The rumour of the engagement of the famous French tenor DUPREE, at Covent Garden, is confirmed by Gahgnani ; and Mr. BuNN has gone
to Paris to secure FANNY ELMER. Whether firarrotor. also will a pear, as was reported, seems to be doubtful.
Mr. LUMLEY is in Paris, completing his corps for the Italian Opera ; which, it is said, will be of " unusual strength "—but that remains to be seen ; very few names are mentioned as yet.