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And now that pbænix, a really fine So one day, we may depend upon heartenor, has appeared in London. The ing Signor Giuglini in Irving Place. Leader gives a satisfactory account of him Of a new soprano, with a deliciously in Bellini's Puritani.

succulent name, there are also fair re

ports. “Signor Giuglini has fairly taken rank in London as the legitimate successor of

“ The best thing at present to be done Rubini. In Bellini's music he is thorough- for Malle. Ortolani, who fills up the comly at ease, and in the prodigal succession plement of Mr. Lumley's soprani for the

season, of lovely airs he revels in all the luxuriant

and who appeared on Tuesday at richness of his voice with an evident sense

Her Majesty's Theatre in ‘I Puritani,' is to

state that she was as rapturously received, of power and enjoyment in its manifestation. In the more energetic passages, and

applauded, and encored as Madame Grisi in the recitatives, Signor Giuglini sang

was on the same boards when the opera with equal strength and spirit, and always

and the polacca (and the lady) were all with the most finished elegance; and in

young--as rapturously, too, as any of

Madame Grisi's London successors in the the last act he startled the oldest inbabitant of the stalls into a belief that Ru

part of Elvira ; yet these have been only

Mesdames Persiani, Sontag, Lind, and bini himself was here again, so wonderfully did the transcendent quality of the

Bosio. Why, then, for the hour disturb a

dream that because of this rapture the voice, the style, and the expression, resemble the great Arturo of other days. Not

new lady must be as good an Elvira as to forego the privilege of criticism, we

they? There are cases in which it is lost

labor to protest, to compare, and to analyze must, however, again hesitate a doubt of Signor Giuglini's falsetto, which, we con

-perhaps this may not prove the case with

Malle. Ortolani in her second part, for fess, is not to our liking. Probably it has been little cultivated by a singer who can

which we shall wait."

And another witness says : happily do without it so well; but in the

“ Malle. Ortolani, the débutante, is an Puritani the falsetto is indispensable, and we find Signor Giuglini's somewhat weak elegant lady, with a pleasing but not parand flat in tone. Study and practice will,

ticularly expressive face, a light and

slender figure, and a refined demeanor. no doubt, amend this defect; but while we

Not having what is called a good stage are critical, let us be permitted to add that Signor Giuglini would do well to moderate

face, she is scarcely capable of impersonaa tendency to conventional gesticulation, ting the strongest emotions; but there is a

sort of tearful prettiness, a beseeching and to restrain the scooping motion of his

gentleness in her voice and manner, that arms. These are trifles, perhaps, but in a dramatic artist so near to the promise of

engages the preference of an indulgent perfection they deserve to be noted and to public. Her voice may be strictly de

nominated a pure, unmixed soprano ; it be corrected.”

ranges exceedingly high, and is pureet And the truculent Atheneum says of the

and sweetest in the highest notes, becoming same singer in the same opera :

feeble and thin in tone as it descends. “Signor Giuglini's Arturo did not give Dryness and harshness are its besetting sins, us a word to unsay of his singing as we and in pathetic moments an inclination to judged it from hearing him in ‘La Fa- whine. Malle. Ortolani came heralded by vorita. His voice is delicious, bis method no notes of admiration, and she has sucis pure ; but his feeling for his music ceeded in making a favorable impression. seems subservient to that for bis voice and The tremulousness of her voice on the first method. To ourselves he would be more evening was, we dare say, only occasional; welcome did he sing less in the vein of the flexibility, the brilliancy, and the Narcissus'; but this may be individual facility of her vocalization, are sure to fancy alone, for the public appears to have tell with increasing effect the more they accepted him as first favorite, and there are known; and we doubt not Malle. Orcan be no question that, with the exception tolani will gain in favor as the season proof Signor Belletti, he is the only real ceeds. Apparently, she will be heard to singer who has been heard this year at Her greater advantage in the concert-room Majesty's Theatre."

than on the stage.”

It is not so clear that we may depend seems as if the free and enlightened must upon hearing Signora Ortolani at the confess they made a miscalculation in Academy.

blowing the beautiful bubble of Murray Surely our readers will be glad to hear Hill. the praise of an old favorite, the blithe They manage Worlds' Fairs better in the Beneventano, always prompt and ready to Old World than in the New. They make pour out upon the little house in Astor

the great ones lasting institutions, and, Place, even more voice than was required. while we are wondering over the fate of our Beneventano was the “realization'' of a

Crystal Palace, the London palace grows inbeatified baritone, when he was encored in to a permanent popular resort at Sydenbam. the Carlo Magno chorus of Ernani.

Then they have constant smaller ones. “ We are particularly happy to be able The last is open now in Manchester. It is to say a hearty word of praise for Signor not a collection of everything, but limits Beneventano, whom we may have seemed itself to works of art. In a broad interpretoo little disposed to appreciate. On this tation, says the Atheneum in a careful and occasion we shall not even take his legs in elaborate notice, “it is a vast epitome of vain, but pronounce a decided opinion that art, ancient and modern, the best of its kind his Riccardo is, on the whole, an admirable

ever attempted. Everything is to see, and performance. In the beautiful airs with nothing to sell. Rich tapestries deck the which the part is studded, he sang with walls ; Vandykes and Holbeins bloom marked discretion, and a delicacy for which above us; cases of ivories and bronzes, we were not prepared, and in the famous each worth a king's ransom, are piled on Suoni la tromba his really noble voice, either side of us; trophies of Raphael encouraged and excited by the alliance

ware, such as were heaped on the buffets with Belletti, vibrated through the house of the Medici, delight our eyes on the with immense effect. If the duo was not right; on the left, the red and black audible at Bologna, it was powerful enough vases of Etruria have been disentombed to to shake the Austrian Empire to its basé.

again delight the living. Gold and silver We never heard it sung with more enthu- are crowded in vases and flagons, till we siasm or with more success. After the

seem to have all the wealth of Manchester curtain had fallen, the audience insisted incarnate before our gaze.

Gems and on its repetition, and the two singers vied

porcelain, gilded armor, statuary, swell with each other in the power and intensity into one vast diapason of art, that has with which they declaimed in unison, taken nineteen centuries and more to think ringing out the Liberte like the tocsin of out, to hew out, to shape out, and to bring awakened Italy. At Milan Libertà would

together. have been pronounced Lèalta.

“It is at once humiliating and encourage ing to think how little of this great encyclo

pædia Pericles saw, and how little Raphael New York has drawn an elephant, and beheld. Behind one, lies all mediæval cannot keep him in the back parlor. What art-behind the other, all the climax and shall be done with the Crystal Palace ? results of the renaissance of classical art It pleads for itself. It is the most beauti- and the rise of the romantic and platonic ful building in New York. But what schools of thinking. What nation but the will you do with it? Like a princess English could let millions lie quiet in such born to a red republican, New York has luxuries? What provincial city but Manalways been perplexed with its lovely chester would have desired, or could bave toy. The feeling that led to its erection got together, or would have wished for, was a foolish imitation of foreign enter- such a sight? It is as much as to say, O prise. Then it had a wet President to brothers! we are weary of this spideropen it; then Barnum inaugurated his fall- spinning, this weaving thin lilacs and blueing fortunes with it; then it was a great, striped stuffs for the men of Ashantee desolate, beautiful hall; and now, like a weary of iron bars and such materialities blind royal Belisarius, it stands upon the -weary of ever-revolving wheels, and the top of Murray Hill, and asks an alms of jar and buzz of many-tiered factories. sympathy and interest.

Give us finer results of a life; steel beaten Viewed from Our Window, it really to filagree-ivory fretted thin as a dragon-fly's wing-china frail and white as comes the statuary, and here, too, is the the lily's bell-and, above all, pictures, Oriental court that Dr. Royle marshals, those magic results of oil, and earth, and leaving Mr. Waring to the Soulages and canvasthe grapple of Rubens, the cathe- Bernal collections, that are here too. dral twilight of Titian, the gentlehood of Bronze vases, old chests and furniture are Vandyke, the saintliness of Correggio, the heaped about the glass-cases of smaller tenderness of Guido. The men of Man- works and curiosities, and the galleries chester wished, and lo! the Exhibition ! bold the photographs, engravings, and

“For beauty, this third Exhibition can- water-colors. Thus under one roof we see not be compared with that of the Park or a complete epitome of art; we have the that on the Hill, at Sydenham; it has not wayside block of marble, overgrown once the great trees of the one, nor the banging with wild laurel, that some wandering flowers and sprinkling fragrance of the Dædalus first toilsomely chipped into a other. It is not so crystalline and luminous, fireside god—the rude picture that the nor so transparent, nor is it such a Dom- Italian first called a saint and gilt and daniel of glass, as either. It is not musical crowned—the iron shell of armor that by with fountains, nor does it echo with the degrees grew a trophy of the engraver's notes of birds. It is not an Indian bazaar nor art-the beautiful burned earth that the a glass Louvre. Architectural art is scarcely Chinese first shaped and hardened-the visible, while at Sydenbam it is the chief Indian's pennyworth of ivory that an feature ; Greek art is only seen here re- Italian's lifetime turned into a casket worth flected through the minds of Gibson and its weight in jewels, the transforming, in Macdowell—at Penge Park it rules the fact, of a base thing, whether canvas, eye, and turns the mediæval into splay re- wood, steel, or clay, into a glorified and ligious eccentricities. The three tubes : more spiritual creation." with the red and white brick front, and So says John Bull, properly proud of the flat sbed-like wings, are sensible and his country, in the Athenæum, and adds the pleasing, but not astonishing : great following account of some of the most hall, with its long slip of skylight over- striking contributions : head, and the neat transept and the two “ Etty, whom Manchester may be said side galleries, do not lead the eye up, but

to have discovered, and which had the drive it down on the three lines of statues honor of fostering his genius, makes a that hem you in with beauty on either splendid stand here. His women, with hand. The busts on the side-walls, the their voluptuous bosoms, raven hair, killcases of the Soulages and Bernal collec- ing eyes, spaced out with driving blue tions, the water-color and engraving gal- skies, and scarlet draperies, and fruit and leries, all lead up well to the great organ jewels, shine out here like lamps amid gallery at the west end. The bluish-gray the quieter works of lower-toned men. coloring is clear and simple. The right- His Satyrs and Nymphs' is gorgeous in its hand gallery is devoted to modern pic- contrasts of brown and white skin. His tures, beginning with Hogarth and going 'Cleopatra on the Cydnus' is a prodigal down-or rather up, as most think-to eastern galaxy of color, with its adoring Landseer, Ward, and other living worthies. slaves and the diving girls ; of thought not The left-hand gallery is devoted to the much, but a prodigality of artful contrasts Old Masters, beginning “ with the begin- and composition-the flying Cupids spoil ning,” as Pantagruel wished the story told. it and turn it into mere allegory. Then Down the right and left side-walks of the there is the Storm,' a sort of Tom Moore great middle hall come the bistorical Por- fancy, and the 'Idle Lake,' two people trait Gallery, beginning with Richard the swimming in an oyster shell, and the Second and coming down to our own times. “Sirens,' a fine imagination. Who can This is Mr. Peter Cunningham's province, match his carnations—he the pink of while Mr. Scharf puts the Old Masters into painters? Wilkie is not so well representorder, and Mr. Egg draws up the moderns ed. There is, however, his · Ratcatchers,' in rank and file, as nearly chronologically Distraining for Rent,' “The Jew's Harp, as may be. The centre of the great hall 'Guess my Name,' and Blind Man's Buff.' is devoted to cases of metal work and The · Ratcatchers' is a small diploma picivories, china, armor, etc.; before these ture, painted small because it was a gift. • The Distraining for Rent' is beautiful in Sir E. Landseer's · Ratcatching' with Wilits expression of the varieties of grief, from kie's, and observe the difference of style. petulant scolding to the sleepy torpor of a The • Bloodhound' is like a line from an despair. The touch, fairy-like and silvery, epic, it is so robust in its painting. super-delicate often, but always true, pre- “Of Mr. Frith's grace, and witty, epicise, cool, and sure.

grammatic style of painting, now courtly “ A few interesting pictures preserve the as Chesterfield, now smart as a French memory of Turner. Saltash,' a deep- grisette, there are some excellent specimens toned, wonderful piece of work, and a --a frame of pretty faces and · The High• Sunrise on the Coast,' with a white burn- wayman.' Scene, the interior of a stageing sea and a blue film of haze, as delicious coach ; at the window, dark against the as if it had been distilled from the salvia sky, looks in an ugly bighwayman in a blossom. To Turner a single pearl was a black mask with a suspicious-looking bole universe of color.

in it over the left temple. The barrel of “. Phillips has a portrait of Lord Thur- bis pistol shows what he wants. On one low, and Duncan the · Entry of the Pre- side, a pretty woman whitens and faints ; tender into Edinburgb, ghastly and al- at her side, a bragging officer betrays unmost putrid, as Scotch color generally is mistakable fear, in spite of his sword; on since Wilkie's day, but brimful of charac- the right is terror in other shapes. Through ter--the barber frightened by the rush of the window we see a lonely common, and a the Lochaber axe-man, the old lord cheer- thief swinging from a gibbet. Never was ing, the pretty and hooded girls, are all story told better. Mr. Wallis's • Death of excellent.

Chatterton' and Mr. Goodall's · Village “ Constable's dewy, speckled, shiny im- Festival' are too well known to need praise pasto, is well seen in a picture of his bere, at our hand; nor need we say much of Mr. with a dull-colored rainbow and an earthy Leslie's • Death of Queen Catharine or his look about the grass. Mr. Mulready's famous scene of · Uncle Toby and the pleasant Goldsmith feeling is shown in his Widow'—the last a delicious contrast of • Barber's Shop,' a heavy black picture, guile and innocence. The color in this almost a caricature ; his • Forgotten Word,' picture is not, as is too common in Mr. which, below Etty's “Jean of Arc,' and his Leslie's works, purply and decomposed. • Mercy interceding for the Vanquished,' “ The Pre-Rapbaelites are not numerous, perhaps the finest thing the York man ever and we hope not from any jealousy. Mr. did, are as refreshing as spring blue sky Millais bas the twilight · Autumn Leaves,' after winter rain. It is a pity Mr. Mul- and Mr. Holman Hunt his · Claudio and ready's boys should all wear cinnamon- Isabella,' the scene from The Two Gentlecolored jackets, though it may be good men of Verona,' "The Hile Shepherd,' and, for color. His • Traveling Druggist is a we believe, a “Scene from the Holy Land.' good example of his larger style ; the sub- His almost fanatical earnestness, his reliject is good, and the sick boy's face excel- gious labor, his marvelous finish, and exlent, though we wish he had been younger; quisite yet speckled color may be seen here but Mr. Mulready generally paints boys to great advantage. about fourteen. Here, too, we see his “There is a great want of landscapes, Haymaking,

,' that is, just a bit of one of perhaps owing to the choice depending Tennyson's Idyls, but dress and color a upon one whose ambition lies in figures. little sbam.

Some Lees and Linnels stand first among “Of Sir E. Landseer we have a splendid the few we see.

We should like to have specimen,-- There's life in the Old Dog seen specimens of the rising Pre-Raphaelyet,' a low-toned picture, but such a ite landscape-painters—Mr. Inchbold, for picture, such a block of a man's life and instance, whose exquisite finish we have mind in it. The poor dog with a glazing often praised. We saw no Creswick, and eye and feeble gaze, the dead deer, the men of lesser note should have had a place. momentariness of the shock, the depth of We had forgot a fine “Ferry' by Mr. the chasm, the gray slabs of table rock, Danby, very luminous and calming." the eager and business-like look of the

“The Raphael tapestry, for which Ragillie raise this picture to the highest rank. phael executed his cartoons, bright still The visitor would do well, too, to compare with needle-work colors, adorn the walls



of the side-gallery. The dilettante will have our Government returned to the English ; a rich treat, too, in the miscellaneous cases but. failing to obtain it, she proposed to full of cinque-cento work of the costliest undertake the heroic service alone. Many and most delicate kind. Here is one of eminent geographical and naval men supfine locksmith's work of the best French port her faith as well as her hope by the and Italian periods. This Venetian coffer public expression of their opinion, and copiis covered with scrolls and leaves in low ous pecuniary contributions to the “ Lady relief; the handle is partly of chiseled Franklin's Search-fund." Sir Roderick bronze. It is such a chest as Philip of Murchison gives a hundred pounds, CapBurgundy may have kept his deeds and tain Barrow twenty-five, Rear-Admiral blank charters in, and his red canceled Beaufort, fifty, the Hon. Mrs. Fairholme, a ones, with the seals cut off, too. It seems hundred and fifty, and many others large a writiny-desk. Beyond it is a chiseled lock, adorned with niches and small sta- Lady Franklin has purchased the steamertues of Christ, St. John, and the Virgin. yacht Fox, the property of the late Sir Who but a fairy blacksmiih could have Richard Sutton, and has given orders to shaped it; for it has the crumbly prettiness have her strengthened for Arctic service. of a cork model ? The statuettes and cano- She will proceed to the Arctic Seas, viâ pies are superhumanly small and cleanly Barrow's Straits, during the present month wrought ; and here is another like it, but of July, under the command of Captain still richer, with flamboyant perforated M'Clintock, who will endeavor to reach work--the side-panels filled with rich the mouth of the Fish river, carefully tracery, and the canopies crocheted, pierced examining the land and sea in that lothrough with openings no larger than cality. a needle could make-and yet wrought We find the following authentic account out by rude hands, that could slice a coat of this enterprise, in which all Americans of mail open at a blow. Then come ruder must feel a peculiar interest: wooden locks, with coarse keys; and then, “ The plan of Lady Franklin's Arctic for contrast, keys of the Medicean period, Expedition is now arranged. A glance at with the bow formed of figares of sirens, any recent map of the Arctic regions shows and with grace and expression, too, though that nearly the whole area east and west so small; then there are gilded nymphs of the outlet of the Fish river has been for watch-keys, and keys with the wards swept by Government searching expedias fine as the teeth of a comb, astonishing tions. A part, then, from the fact that you with the feeling of perverted and Esquimaux reports point to a very limited transmuted material of steel turned to locality where the great Arctic mystery ivory or horn.

lies concealed, we are warranted in hoping “ The chocolate-colored Wedgwoods we that a search within an area embracing may class with the miscellaneous china. not more than 370 miles of coast, may be Agate ware, Peruvian pottery, brown rewarded by the discovery of the Erebus Tygs tazzas, snuff-boxes, crowd upon the and Terror. Capt. M'Clintock proposes to eye with a conflicting richness of colors-

make his way down Prince Regent's Inlet, leaf-shaped dishes, nautilus-shaped tureens, and thence through Bellot's Strait to the terra-cotta vases, gold reflex water-bottles, field of search; or, should the ice permit, help to fill one case, and make a rich show, to proceed direct to it by going down that Palisy would have crawled to Co- Peel Sound, which he has good reasons for logne on hands and knees to see.”

believing to be a strait. If prevented by Here is evidently a Mecca to which the the ice from passing through Bellot's feet of all our Summer-pilgrims abroad Strait, or going down Peel Sound, he will will surely turn.

abandon the idea of taking his ship through these channels, and, leaving her in safety

in Prince Regent's Inlet, will proceed to The English Government has abandoned search for the Erebus and Terror, by the search for Sir John Franklin. But Lady sledging parties, so successfully used in Franklin will not believe that her husband the late expedition, in conducting which may not be found, alive or dead. She Capt. M'Clintock particularly distinguished asked for the loan of the Resolute, which himself.

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