Theatre Royal Malta. Saturday 13th May 1848. For the total benefit of the Basso Generico Salvatore Vinco. The First, Second, and Fourth Acts of the Leonora.After the first act, the following pieces will be performed: Fantasia on the Clarionett, by the Amateur Mr. Philip Galea, who has kindly offered his services. Air from the Prigioni d'Edimburgo-(Fuoco e sciabla, Bu) - by Mr. Del Riccio. Duet in the Borgomastro di Sardaam, in the Maltese language by Miss Servoli and S. Vinco. Indulgent Public, Noble Garrison and Royal Navy,-Mr. Vinco having seen with what love and zeal, you so kindly and nobly came forward to patrionise his fellow Actors;-humbly trusts, that you will, also, as kindly extend your favors to him;-the more so, as he has the good fortune to be a native of this free and happy soil. To begin at half past eight o'clock.
A theatre bill for an 1848 benefit performance in Malta of the opera 'Leonora' or "Léonore ou L’Amour conjugal" by the Italian composer Ferdinando Paer. This piece was well known at the time and is based on the same source as "Fidelio" by Beethoven, who is said to have owned a score of the Paer opera. It was first performed at the Kleines Kurfürstliches Theater, Dresden in 1804.
[Ref: 18361] £180.00