Wilhelm Ganz in Covent Garden - 1907
from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 320-1:
Curiously enough, when Madame Tetrazzini first appeared in Lucia di Lammermoor, the tenor, Signer Carpi, who took the part of Edgardo, asked me, a few days before the performance, whether I would come and hear him in the opera. I told him I had heard Lucia so often that I should be glad if he would excuse me. He had not mentioned that there was a new prima donna making her first appearance, or I should have gone. The next morning the papers were full of Tetrazzini's great success. There had been no previous announcement of her remarkable powers, and the public were taken by surprise and … more >>
Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 320-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436518466769 accessed: 5 December, 2023
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'Lucia di Lammermoor'
written by Gaetano Donizetti
|performed by Luisa Tetrazzini|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
NB. According to Wikipedia entry, Tetrazzini's British debut was in La Traviata, NOT Lucia de Lammermoor.