Benjamin Lumley in Her Majesty's Theatre - 12 April, 1842

from Reminiscences of the Opera, pages 35-6:

At this period it was the custom to give a preliminary opera season before Easter, during which the great "stars," who were then ordinarily engaged in Paris, Seldom appeared; inferior, or, at all events, less well-known artists, being usually engaged. This was a sort of foretaste of the richer banquet to be given when the Lenten season was over, and was generally supposed to be …   more >>

cite as

Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 35-6. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

Listening to

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Gemma di Vergy
written by Gaetano Donizetti
performed by Moltini, Carlo Guasco

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 April, 1842
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:11:53 +0100
Approved on Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:49:37 +0100