The Lively Arts Defeat the Winter

Wednesday, February 8, 1871

Opera lovers brave a storm to pack a performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio.  Meanwhile, the famed (and famously temperamental) Czech actress Fanny Janauschek wins raves for her lead role in Schiller’s Mary Stuart at McVicker’s Theatre, where she is also playing Lady Macbeth.  Other highlights of the Chicago stage include The Trip Around the World, now in its fourth week at the Dearborn Theatre, which is reportedly a record run for a minstrel show in the city.