Wilhelm Ganz in London - 4 May, 1848
On referring to my diary, I find the following note: 'Wednesday was the first rehearsal of Jenny Lind. She sang splendidly, and the whole orchestra and personnel applauded tremendously.' 'Thursday, May 4th, was the performance of Sonnambula. The Opera-house was packed full with people. The Queen, the Duchess of Gant [Kent], the Queen-dowager, and the Duke of Wellington were there. After the first act 'God save the Queen' was sung, and the Queen herself stood up and bowed to the public. Then the cheering began and they cried 'Hurrah!' and made an awful noise. Lind pleased very much.'
Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 5-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435840591315 accessed: 26 April, 2019
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written by Felice Romani, Vincenzo Bellini
|performed by Jenny Lind|
|Date/Time||4 May, 1848|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|