30 JANUARY 1847, Page 12

The monotony of The Bondman at Drury Lane has been

broken in upon this week by the revival of Donizetti's La Favorite, anglicized; and Mr. Travers, who had been singing with some success in Italy, reappears be- fore a London audience, as Ferdinand. Mr. Travers possesses upon the whole a good chest voice, though some of the upper notes are defective in tone, and appear to be produced with a most painful effort; in consequence of which, in those parts that require energy, such as " Fame, thy voice in- spiring," he failed. His defects, however, may possibly be remedied by diligent and careful study; and meanwhile he may be considered an acqui- sition to the present operatic corps of Drury Lane.