23 APRIL 1859, Page 20

Some of the Dublin papers speak enthusiastically of the success

of Verdi's Macbeth, as performed by Mr. Willert Beale's Italian Company, and especially of the tragic power displayed by Madame Viardot in the character of Lady Macbeth. It is somewhat remarkable that a work of the most popular dramatic composer of the day—a work, too, of twenty years' standing, should have been performed at Dublin without having been produced either in London or Paris ; though looking at the kind of pieces which often achieve success in both these capitals, the non-pro- duction of _Macbeth furnishes no presumption against its merit. We cannot but think that Mr. Gye or Mr. Smith would do well to try it here. It would at all events be a relief from the eternal Trovatore and Traviata.