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LECOCQ, Charles (1832-1918); [THEATRE ROYAL, ADELAIDE]

Lecocq’s opera bouffe in 3 acts of “La Fille de Madame Angot”, as performed by The Soldene Opera Company, under the management of Mr. C. A. Chizzola.

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At head of title: The opera libretto. Adelaide : Printed at The Advertiser Office, King Wm. Street, 1878. Small octavo (175 x 120 mm), original printed green wrappers, stitched, pp 40; contains the complete libretto for this work; a fine copy.

Rare programme produced for the series of concerts given at Adelaide’s Theatre Royal in April 1878 by the Soldene Opera Company during their 1878-79 tour of Australasia. This company was managed and headed by English singer, actor and impresario Emily Soldene (1838-1912), one of the most renowned singers of comic opera in the late nineteenth century.

Trove locates a single copy (State Library of South Australia).

A review of the second concert in the Adelaide series appeared in the Evening Journal (Adelaide), on 15 April 1878:

‘THE OPERA.—On Saturday night “La Fille de Madame Angot” was repeated at the Theatre Royal, and attracted a crowded house in all parts. There was a change of cast, Miss Soldene taking the part of Madame Lange instead of Clairette, the “child of the market,” which role was assumed by Miss Fischer. In each of the characters the performers achieved a decided success and were honoured with several enthusiastic recalls and liberal floral offerings. Mr. J. C. Campbell sustained the part of Ange Pitou, and at the close of the opera, in response to vociferous calls, appeared before the curtain with Miss Soldene and Miss Fischer.’