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NEW ENGLISH OPERA HOUSE
March 15th, 1830. Some of the friends of Mr. Arnold, and patrons of the musical drama, who regret the destruction of the English Opera House as a public loss as well as a private calamity, having resolved to hold a public meeting, for the purpose of taking into consideration the best method of assisting in re-building the theatre, and re-establishing the English Opera, you are respectfully requested to attend on Monday next, March 22nd, ... at the saloon of the King's Theatre, in the Haymarket, ... the Marquess of Ailesbury in the chair. ...
[London]: [1830].
[4] p. ; 22.8 cm. (4°)

Folded half-sheet, first verso and conjugate leaf blank. Drop-head title. The Report of the meeting held in the Concert Room of the King's Theatre, on Monday 22 March 1830 was reprinted following a meeting for the Committee for Re-building the English Opera House held in January 1833 (q.v.). Samuel Arnold's 'English Opera House' (built originally in 1765 as the Lyceum Theatre and better known as a waxworks until 1809) burnt down in February 1830 and was replaced in 1834 with a new Lyceum designed by Samuel Beazley, with its main entrance now on Wellington Street. See G. Garlick, To serve the purpose of the drama: the theatre designs and plays of Samuel Beazley, 1786--1851, Society for Theatre Research, 2003, pp. 101--117.

Copy Notes Previously folded as a letter addressed in ink to J. Soane Esq / Lincolns Inn Fields / 13, red seal. Docket-title in ink in Soane's hand: 1830 / Mr Arnold / Monday 22d March.

Binding Folded paper.

Reference Number 6122


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