At the Dal Verme, Milan, two new operas
were given their first hearing. The works were Giocondo and His
King by Carlo Jachino, il Gatto dagli Stivali by Giuseppe Mariani. Both
were comic in plot, noble in treatment. The first is taken from a story
by Ariosto; the second is, in plain English, "Puss in Boots," and
follows the familiar nursery tale.
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