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Performance history in South Africa

1895: Performed by the Ancarina Massimimi Italian Opera Company in the Opera House, Cape Town, early in the year. Though the company's performances in its extensive repertoire were considered excellent performers by Boonzaier (1923), he says that the company failed to gain much public support and that the entire undertaking was "a disastrous failure".


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205

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