Academy of Music
Manager / Director:
17 July 2013
"The matinee today at the Academy of Music offers the public another chance, probably the last, to hear Mlle Cordier in the Pardon de Ploërmel."
“’Dinorah’ was produced on the grand Saturday matinee to a full house. We confess that each time we hear this opera we like it more and more. The melody with which it abounds takes possession of us, and we find our enjoyment increases with each representation. That this is the effect produced upon the public is evinced from the crowded audiences whenever ‘Dinorah’ is announced. Mlle. Cordier is really a most effective representative of the crazed maiden. She is arch and natural, sings with great sweetness, ease of execution and purity, and gains steadily in public estimation. We anxiously look forward to her appearance in some other role. Signor Muzio has trained his orchestra into admirable order as regards the great overture of ‘Dinorah.’ The ensemble is now perfect, and the music is given with all its force and wonderful effects. Its execution occasions great applause. The choruses are at times not as efficient as they should be, but this is a matter merely requiring stricter discipline.”