THE OPERA HOUSE—BENEFIT OF MISS ST. CLAIR.—There was a good audience at the Opera House last night, considering the violent snow storm early in the evening. The romantic drama of the “Gypsy” went off with éclat. The scenes presented were beautiful, wild, romantic, and the incidents thrilling and startling. Miss Sallie St. Clair never appeared to better advantage, and this is saying a great deal, than as Cynthia, the Zingara. Her looks, manner and voice, showed that she had a true conception of the character she was portraying.
The other characters in the drama found their proper representatives in Messrs. Hudson, Howard, Lewis and Ellsler, and Mrs. Ellsler, Mrs. Bradshaw, and others of the Opera House Company. The gipsy dance, the songs, the auction, the grand tableaux, &c., were excellent, and elicited general admiration and applause.
To-night that accomplished artiste, Miss Sallie St. Clair, takes a benefit, and one of the most splendid bills of the season is presented for the occasion. Mr. Charles Barrass will appear in his original, eccentric, and exquisitely humorous personation of Vertigo Morbid in the comedy of the “Hypochondriac,” in which Miss St. Clair will also appear as Martha Snifkins. She will also personate the principal character in the noted drama, full of romance and fine scenery, called “The Wept of the Wish-Ton-Wish.”
We predict this evening will witness one of the largest and finest audiences that ever graced the proscenium of the Opera House. Barrass as the Great Hypochondriac.
Daily Ohio Statesman March 10, 1865