Hermann Klein in Drury Lane - 4 May, 1872

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900, page 20:

I witnessed two of her performances as Lucrezia Borgia which deserve special mention. The first of these (May 4, 1872) took place at Drury Lane, and was remarkable not only for the exceptional beauty and grandeur of Tietjens's assumption, but because on that night Italo Campanini made his debut in London as Gennaro, and was forthwith hailed (somewhat prematurely, however) as the successor of Mario and Giuglini. The cast further included Faure as the Duke and the ever-delightful Zelia Trebelli as Maffio Orsini, while Sir Michael Costa was the conductor. That was a night of triumphs.

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900 (New York City, 1903), p. 20. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438161785448 accessed: 20 October, 2021

location of experience: Drury Lane

Listeners

Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer
1856-1934

Listening to

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Lucrezia Borgia
written by Gaetano Donizetti
performed by Italo Campanini, Jean-Baptiste Faure, Michael Costa (conductor), Theresa Tietjens, Zelia Trebelli-Bettini

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 May, 1872
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:23:06 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:05:08 +0100