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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, 1MA.Y 24, 1891.
MORE SUMMER OPERA.
THISSKASON AT TIIE NATION All 1K
Tho Wltlto Hussar" tho Opening BUI
Tho Carlo! on Company "Will Do "The
Gondoliers" Uortlor Driwim at Har
Bummer opera has become n permanent
institution in Washington. Sovcral summers
ago Mr. S. W. Fort commenced giving con
cert s in Baltimore Tho undertaking met
with such great success that ho was induced
to try light opera. It at once caught tho
popular fancy. Each season since there has
been an improvement in the organizations,
until now summer opera is given with the
isatne degree of cxcellenco that the prominent
opera companies give opera in winter. A
company containing a number of local
XavoritcB and some faces that are now hero
has been organized for a Bcason of opera,
commencing at tho National Theatre to
morrow night. The opera selected for tho
openintr is "The White Hussar," said to bo a
tuneful and pretty work. The cast embraces
the entire strength of tho company. Miss
Helen Lnmont will bo again at tho head of
tho company, a, position that she has filled
with great success for tho past two summers.
Miss Lizzie Annandale, tho contralto of tho
company, will make her first appearance in
summer opera. Miss Annandale is an old
Washington favorite. She w.illbo remembered
for her oxq'cllcnt work with tho Abbott Opera
Company. Marion Wollcr will be a new face,
but it is claimed for her that she will early
become a favorite from tho merit of her work.
Among the principal male members of tho
compauy will bo found tho names of William
Pructto and Walter Allen. It is hardly
necessary to indulge in any preliminary com
ment on theso two excellent artists. Tho
'magnificent voice of Pruette and tho excellent
comedy work of Allen have given them a
.position in Washington that always assures
them of a hearty welcome. Mr. J. G. GleisoD,
the tenor of the company, is a newcomer,
but it is claimed for him that he has a tenor
voice of remarkable purity and sweetness.
Frank Rollerton and R. W. Guise, it is said,
are clover artists, and will no doubt add to
itho general excellence of the organization.
Mr. William Robison will attend to the.
musical part of the performance, and Klrtland
Calhoun will be the stage director. Prices
have been arranged as .follows: Reserved
.seats, 50 and 75 cents; general admission to all'
parts of the bouse, 25 cents.
Concert By Gilmore's Band. '
P. S. Gilmore's concert to-night at Al
baugh'B has a larger element of musical inter
est than usual or that wouni be expected even
from this great organizer of festivals and con
certs, nis famous military band and his own
magnificent handling of it are known and ap
preciated, and have been for nearly forty
years , during which he haa played to more de
lighted people than any dozen bands in tho
world combined. This band, with its superb
list of solo instrumentalists, forms the basis
of his concert company. The other members
are no less distinguished persons than Signor
Campanlnl, the great tenor; Mme. Natall, tho
brilliant operatic prima donna, Miss Ida
Klein, from tho Metropolitan Opera House,
New X"ork; Mile. Mantell, contralto; Signor
.Spigaroll, tenor, and Signor Sartori. baritone.
Besides these ho will introduce Miss Maud
Powell, who now ranks with the world's
great violinists. Her recent performances at
the Thomas and Philharmonic concerts and at
Boston Music Hall were such triumphs as are
.seldom witnessed, and critics, without excep
tion, praise "the perfection of her playing and
the exquisite quality of her tones." . The box
.ofiico will be open all day for the sale of seats.
Melodrama at Harris's.
A week of melodrama is offered theatre
;goers at Harris's Bijou Theatre this week.
Harry Belmer brings a compauy which has
won approbation In Its particular Hue to in
terpret plays which deal with the picturesque
ness of the plains. "The Border King" is
.one of tho dramas in their repertory, and it is
.described ns a production that is full of the
most Etartllnir climaxes and effective situa
tions. Tho struggles of the early settler are
always fruitful of Interest, and all the ele
ments which go to make up a primitive com
munity in tho lands where the Indian still
feels himself owner afford opportunities of
.dramatic forco which are worthy of the high
est skill in their treatment. Tho story of the
gallant Gon. Custer is still familiar, but none
of tho Washington theatre-goers have seen
the play which takes tho btory of his career
as its foundation. "Custer's Charge on the
Little Big Horn" is the title, and this conveys
an adequate Idea of Its stylo and purposes.
Tho mountings as well as the cast for these
productions have beon provided for with the,
viitmost care, and tho prospects for meritorious
.entertainments are very good.
Tho Choral Society Benefit.
Tho Choral Society deserves a crowded
house at its benefit concert Wednesday even
ing. At 50 cents for reserved seats all over
tho house, except orchestra, oyery one can af
ford to help the society to clear off Its debts.
The programme offered will bo full of inter
est. The Georgetown Orchestra, the Saengor
bund, tho Schubert and Philharmonic Quar
tettes, and Mr. Anton Kaspar will assist, The
various organizations will be heard separately,
and all will join In the closing number, the
grand "Thanks Bo to God" chorus from
'Elijah". Tho Chorar Society will sing Gou
nod's "Chorus of Bacchantes" and Arthur
Footo's chorus for ladles' voices, "Into the
Silent Land." Eveiy one will anxiously
await tho good points in tho new pieces of tho
Schuberts. "Fatherland and Mother Tongue"
was written especially for them by Howard
M. Dow, aud "The Bold Fisherman" is sure
to take the house. Tho Philharmonic Quar
tette has a multitudo of friends, and their'
number, "I Softly Dream," by Moehring,
will bo one of tho choicest hits of the evening.
Melzerott & Co. hayo tho tickets, but they
oucht all to bo sold before Wednesday night,
and the "Standing Room Only" sign be huiig
up at tho box-ofilee.
"Tho Gondoliers" at Albany's.
Tho Carletou Opera Company promises an
.extraordinary treat for this week, when Gil
bert and Sullivan's latest success, "Tho Gon
doliers," will bo presented. Tho production
will bo a remarkable ono In many respects.
Special permission has been obtained from
D'Oyly Cnrto for the use of tho opera, which
has been presented only onco before in this
city. It will bo given with tho original or
chestration and new costumes. Tho cast will
include not only tho familiar favorites, but a
now ono whoso popularity is firmly established
everywhere Miss LJly Post. Miss Post and
W. II. Fitzgerald were members of tho origi
nal cast for this country. Tho opera abounds
in tho peculiar touches as to libretto and
music which give Gilbert and Sullivan their
particular and unassatlablo pos'tion in tho
composition of light operas. Miss Jcannto
Winston and Mr. W. II. Fitzgerald will assumo
tho characters of tho two gondolicrs,Ml8s Post
will bo tho Giannctla, 0. A. Blgolow Bon
Alhambra. J. K. Murray tho Duke, Clara Wis
dom tho Duchess Marlon Langdon Casclda,
and Alice Vincent Tessa. Tho production is
sure to have careful treatment and there is an
abundanco of opportunities for good work
with a corresponding abundanco of talents to
tako advantage. Tho Carleton Company may
bo expected to outdo itself in givlug first-class
opera at summer prices.
The Emanon Musical Club.
Tho Emanon Musical Club will again render
Hub Smith's "Now Year's Reception" at tho
Rifles' Armory Thursday evening, May 38.
Tho members of this club aro talented singers
and actors and they make their performances
very enjoyable. Tho "Now Year's Reception"
is a clever musical burletta and tho rendition
of it Thursday evening will bo well worth wit
nessing. MUSICAL GOSSIP.
Peter Illitsch Tschaikowsky, the great Rus
sian composer, was in tho city on Saturday
and Sunday of last week, being a guest at tho
Russian Legation. Saturday ovening thero
was a reception in-bls honor at tho Legation.
Music was, of course, tho chief topic of con
versation, and during tho evening Tschal
kowsky's trio Op. 5,0 was played by Messrs.
Rakeman, Mersch, and Hausen and also tho
Brehm6 quartette in B-flat major, Mr. Anton
Fischer playing the viola part. Tho trio is
dedicated to Nicholas Rubinstein, tho brother
of the great pianist. Tschaikowsky studied
with Anton and at the conclusion of his
studies went to the conservatory ati Moscow,
which Nicholas had in'charge. Tschaikowsky
is evidently about fifty-five, of good height,
spare, and with gray hair and sjiort beard. He
was much pleased with his reception In this
country, but did not think he could be in
duced to join the. large number of prominent
musicians who are coming to make their
homo in America. On Sunday evening he
went to the Bernays VIolirf School on Twelfth
street, whore Mr. Hausen played tho Mendels
sohn concerto in G-minor and tho Beethoven
concerto in C-minor, with full orchestral ac
companiment, Mr. Bernaj'S directing. Tschai
kowsky left on Monday for Philadelphia,
whore ho directed several of his own composi
tions at the concert of the Boston Festival
Orchestra. He returns shortly to Europe.
Mr. Hausen, tho late Secretary of the Rus
sian Legation, left on Friday for his now post
of duty in Mexico. Ills departure is. a great
lossto musical circles. An .accomplished
pianist, ho was in love with all forms of music
and was always to, be seen at tho best con
certs. For the last two seasons ho has given
muslcales every week, or every other week, at
tho Legation, always taking part himself. Ho
has enjoyed Washington very much and will
bo satisfied if he can have as much good
music in his new scene of labor.
Music forms a part of tho education of all
Russians of good birth. The present Minister,
Baron do Struve, was in his youth a skillful
performer on the piano and is familiar with
all thereat compositions, and tho newSecro
tary of the Legation, M. de Potkin, is a 'cellist
of no little ability.
The Choral Society benefit next Wednesday
evening will give an opportunity to hear all
the principal organizations of tho city in one
concert. Tho Choral Society Is deeply grati
fied by tho generous action of the other soci
eties and will doubtless be materially bene
fited by the results of the concert.
Tho local Musical Assembly, it is rumored,
has notified tho Georgetown Amateur Or
chestra that amateurs must not play at church
festivals and like affairs to tho exclusion of
professionals, and that if the practice is per
sisted in the professionals will decline to play
with tho orchestra another season.
When tho assembly learned that a Montreal
musician was expecting to oomo hero next
season to tako charge of tho orchestra at tho
Academy of Music thero waB much indigna
tion, vbich resulted in a series of strenuous
objections, which were laid beforo tho man
agement, Thero are a number of our local
musicians entirely competent to tako charge
of a theatre orchestra, and the present pros
pect is that ono of these will secure the posi
tion. A young violinist of this city, whose heart Is
set on conducting, gives a certain amount of
timo each day to score reading, and has fixed
upon a novel scheme to make the work more
interesting. A caller the other day was sur
prised to find the chairs arranged in a semi
circle, and on each the photograph of
some eminent musician. Wagner, Beethoven,
Mendelssohn, Schubert, and others as great
wero in their places, and with such an orches
tra tho young conductor was making dtvino
melody, only marred by tho seeming inatten
tion of Sarasate, who was playing second
Mr. Miersch sails from Now York on Wed
nesday. His many friends wish him a speedy
voyage and a quick return. ,
& -k ir
The Juch Opera Company was stranded in
St. Louis last week. Miss Juch is not a loser,
but every ono el6e in tho company is. Miss
Juch has numerous festival engagements to
fill, aud under the name of tho "Metropolitan
Opera Company," performances will be con
tinued with a new management.
The Columbia Amateur Orchestra has made
rapid progress under the leadership of Pro
fessor J, D. Rhodes, Jr. It still has vacancies
for a few more instruments, and would bo
glad to hear from amateur performers who
would like tho opportunity for practice and
social enjoyment. Rehearsals aro held at tho
Columbia Conservatory of Music, 018 Penn
sylvania avenue northwest, every Wednesday
Miss Maud Powell, who plays to-night with
Gilmore, will bo tho leading violinist in tho
ladles' orchestra) which is to bo organized in
Now York next season.
Mr. Addison Fletcher Andrews, who will be
remembered as ono of tho Apollo Club.'soveral
years ago, and interested in everything musi
cal, has just been engaged as assistant mana
ger of Walter Damrosch's now Symphony
Orchestra, Now York4
Volunteer your services to tho Choral Society
by attending their benefit Wednesday evening.
Notes of tho Stage.
Btuarfc Robson closes hla season at tho end of
Manager Rnploy has already mado thrco con
tracts with standard attractions for the season
In Syracuse, a few nlarhts ago, Mile. Rhea, as
Josephine, woro a necklace that had onco be
longed to tho real Empress. Tho jewels wero
placed at tho actress's disposal on this occasion
by William A. Sweet, who bought them from
tho cx-Empr'ess Eugenio a couplo of years ago.
They wero originally presented to Joscphlno
by Napoleon ninety years ago.
It Is said that flvo well-known stage people
will soon appear in tho Now York divorce
It is nsserted that Donnelly & Girard's "Nat
ural Gas'1 Company cleared over 81,000 a week
the past season.
A rumor that Ada Rohan will also recede
from Daly is current in Now York. Itionot
Mrs.,Langtry, disgusted with her numerous
recent failures, has retired to private life in
London for a while.
Fanny Rico hasi again changed her mind nnd
now means to star next season. She has se
cured a French play called "A Jolly Surprise."
Tho" very la'test thing in theatrical realism
deals with tbo Hvo wiro and is called "Lona,
tho Lineman." In. one sceno a man hangs from
a wire, by which ho has. beon electrocuted.
Tho way of tho tragedian, as well as tho
transgressor, is hard. Lewis James worked
hard all last season, and at its closo he found
himself $3,000 poorer than when ho began.
Modjeska has just finished a very successful
season in Prague. She was presented .by the
Bohemian Parliament with a laurol wreath,
with this inscription: "To tho Queen of Dra
Mary Anderson-Navarro has bought a house
at Tunbridgo Wolls in' England. Sho said to a
reporter last week: "I have not the slightest in
tention of ever acting again. I have retired
Marie Wainwright is studying wrestling
under a well-known professor, with a view of
lending a realistic touch to her struggle with
Varney in her forthcoming production of
Sarab Bernhardt has bought a pieco of ground
at Nouilly, near Paris, for 260,000 francs. She
comtemplates tho erection of a magnificent
mansion thereon after tho completion of her
tour in tho United States and Australia.
Richard Mansfield seems to have mado a de
cided success in tho construction of his new
play, "Don Juan," but failed In acting it. Ho
does not look tho youthful gallant and his.
efforts to act it aro attlmOBsaidto bo grotesque.
E.S. Willard's tour on tho road has not been
as successful as it wob thought it would be,
and his friends are advising him not to at
tempt another American season, and yet Mr.
Wlllard is tho best actor England has sent over
for many a year.
Edwin F. Thorn has returned to Now York
from his Australian tour. Ho advises Amer
ican actors to give tho land of tho kan
garoo a very wide berth. Ho says that tho
salary for a thoroughly oxporienced actor
averaged 3, or $16, por week, and still "tho
bush" Is full of them.
Hero is an item which every one will bo
glad to read. When Agnes Huntington ended
her American tour recently sho colled tho com
pany on tho stage and refunded overy fine im
posed on each and every member during tho
season. One very pretty, bntratber vivacious,
young woman was mado happy to tho extent
Tho most distressing recent announcement
In tho stugo world is that tho woman with
whom tho lato Robert Ray Hamilton was
scandalously mixed up is going on the stage
to make money out of her infamy. Sorao one
nas constructed a play for hor, tho name of
which suggests that of hor lato nlleged bus
band. It Is "Tho Hammertons."
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