22 JULY 1843, Page 10

M. BENEDICT took a benefit at Covent Garden on Monday

; when the theatre was crowded to suffocation in every part. The entertain- ments were chiefly musical ; consisting of some fragments of favourite operas, terminating at a late hour with a vocal and instrumental con- cert. The great attractions were STAIMIGL and Miss CLARA NOVELLO in Robert le Diable and Norma, and Mrs. ALFRED SHAW in Cinclerdla ; this being the first appearance of the two English vocalists in these popular characters. The performances of both gave great satisfaction, and were so excellent that we look forward to an opportunity of seeing them again, with the operas complete.