4 JUNE 1853, Page 12


L'Epreuve Villageoiss, an old pastoral opera by Gretry, has been revived with great success at the Opera-Comique. The Parisians seem pleased with a temporary return to the days of porcelain shepherds and shep- herdesses, as a contrast to the more peppery dramatic dishes of the modern repertoire. At the Gymnaae there is a new piece by MM. Dennery and Decour- celles, quite in the style fitted for that elegant theatre. The genteel plot, which exhibits a mother and daughter in high life both in love with one young gentleman, and both performing prodigies of self-denial, gains colour from the representation of the state of society at a French water- ing-place. 14 ifinage ti Trail, as this novelty is called, first saw the light on Wednesday last.