Arturo Bonamici (fl. 1870's-1900's) was a South African theatrical impresario.
According to an advert calling for potential performers, placed in The Sydney Morning Herald of April 14, 1894, he had established himself as an impresario in South Africa in 1879, and was at various times the proprietor of the touring Lyric Opera Company and the lessee of inter alia the New Opera House, Cape Town, the Globe Theatre, Johannesburg, the Theatre Royal, Johannesburg, and the South African Fillis's Amphitheatre. He advertised that he "is open to undertake Operatic, Dramatic, Burlesque Companies' Tours in South Africa" , also Circus acts on behalf of another company.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Madame Ancarina Massimimi and her Italian Opera Company in a season that included Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti), La Favorita (Donizetti), Cavalleria Rusticana (Rossini), Barber of Seville, Carmen (Bizet), Rigoletto (Verdi), Gioconda (Verdi), and Ernani(Verdi).
The British tenor Sims Reeves in concert.
Other presentations by Bonamici include:
The Sydney Morning Herald, New South Wales: Saturday, April 14, 1894: page 2
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