17 FEBRUARY 1855, Page 9


The only important event of the week has been the revival, at the Adelphi Theatre, of Auber's pretty ballet-opera Le .Dieu et la Bayatlere, produced on a scale of magnificence with which revivals are rarely ho- noured. Seldom do we find at a non-operatic theatre such an excellent pair of danseusea as Mademoiselle Benoni and Mademoiselle Maraquita ; the former of whom astounds by her strength and her confidence, while the latter is gently expressive in the language of gesticulation. The music, too, is by no means ill-executed ; and though the Adelphi Theatre is not exactly the temple of song, we have seen several attempts to found that grand Utopia-an English operahouse-inaugurated by much worse singing than that of Miss Woolgar and Miss Mary Keeley.