The German opera season had not come to a sad and sudden end, but Herr Alvary, who was to have sung Faust, was sick, and Signor Perotti, who is by nature a Pole, and by business, at present, a German, took out naturalization papers as an Italian and sang in the vocal language.
Signor Perottl's Faust was a very respectable performance, but his voice was tired and he had no small difficulty at times with the troublesome notes which lie between the middle and upper registers. He sang a true high C in the "Salva dimora," but in a mixed voice.