Hermann Klein in Covent Garden - 24 May, 1888

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900, pages 237-8:

Then, on the 24th, was given "Lucia di Lammermoor," for the debut at Covent Garden of a new light soprano who had been winning laurels at the Brussels Monnaie. This was Mme. Melba. For months we had been reading wonderful accounts of Mme. Marchesi’s Australian pupil, and curiosity concerning her vocal powers had been roused to a high pitch. …   more >>

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900 (New York City, 1903), p. 237-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438425910414 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Covent Garden

Listeners

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

Listening to

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'Lucia di Lammermoor'
written by Gaetano Donizetti
performed by Nellie Melba

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 May, 1888
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:45:11 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:27:28 +0100