Does anyone know where I can look--now that my google-fu has failed--to find out what would have been playing at the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden, in October and/or November 1855? Barring that, what (in addition to Shakespeare) would have been likely to be performed there in that year?
I actually just need to get a bishop's widow, her daughter, her ward, and a well-born gentleman to a theater performance within that time frame, so other respectable venues (Haymarket, maybe?) with surviving records will do.
Book recommendations are welcome.
Yes, I realize I may have to contact someone at the ROH on this, but I thought I'd try y'all first.
Thanks very very much!