29 DECEMBER 1855, Page 9


The Parisians have had a new sensation in the shape of a two-act opera, the personages in which are taken from the famous romance of Rabelais. That celebrated wit has not been often brought into contact with the stage but nevertheless there is an elderly opera, entitled Pa- nurge dens r lie des Lanternes, the music of which is ascribed to no less a personage than King Louis Dixhuit. The new work, which is called Pantagruel, is written by M. Trianon and composed by M. Labarre. An opera of a more sentimental kind, entitled Lea Saisons, composed by M. Victor Musse, has been produced at the Opera Comique.