2 MAY 1931, Page 19


Of Signora Rubini we can say very little in commendation: Her own claims to the high character to which she aspires are few, and to her husband's power must be ascribed her present situation in the theatre. Her voice is unmelodious, her style unfinished, her execution imperfect and laboured. There was evidently a party sent into the house to support her ; but we think it impossible even with all the aid of the claqueurs, to keep this lady on her throne,