Wilhelm Ganz in Covent Garden - 14 May, 1853
I well remember the premiere of Verdi's Rigoletto on May 14th, 1853. The caste was very brilliant. Angiolina Bosio was an exquisite Gilda, and Mario, in his most mellifluous mood, brought down the house with La donna e mobile. As Rigoletto, Ronconi realised all the tragic pathos of the part. The basso Tagliafico was Sperafucile, and the charming Madame Nantier Didiee Maddalena. She had studied the part with me. The great quartette in the last act was encored.
Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 25. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435929264418 accessed: 23 October, 2021
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written by Guiseppe Verdi, Giuseppe Verdi
|performed by Angolino Bosio, Giorgio Ronconi, Giovanni Matteo Mario|
|Date/Time||14 May, 1853|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|