Audience at Her Majesty's Theatre in Her Majesty's Theatre - 1856

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 18-19:

Mademoiselle Piccolomini was brought out by Lumley at Her Majesty's Theatre in 1856. She was the first to sing the leading role in Verdi's La Traviata. She was a little woman, but rather handsome, with fine, even features. It used to be said that she would never succeed in being able to shake, although she worked very hard at this accom- plishment, and in this particular opera it was so necessary to sing a shake, the arias being full of trills as well as runs, chromatic scales, and brilliant bravura passages. However, she got through all these difficulties with much credit to …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 18-19. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435928087149 accessed: 29 November, 2022

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre

Listeners

Listening to

hide composers
Arias from La Traviata
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Charles Braham, Marietta Piccolomini

Experience Information

Date/Time 1856
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:54:47 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:39:42 +0000