Benjamin Lumley in Her Majesty's Theatre - 9 April, 1842

from Reminiscences of the Opera, page 40:

What was at that time designated the "real" season, should have been inaugurated by the first appearance of Madame Persiani, now at the height of her popularity. But it would seem that for an instant the demon of disaster hovered over Her Majesty's Theatre. Persiani was announced for Tuesday, the 5th April; but, at the last moment, a hand-bill informed the entering crowd that the …   more >>

cite as

Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 40. accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

Listening to

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'Lucia di Lammermoor'
written by Gaetano Donizetti
performed by Fanny Tacchinardi Persiani, Giorgio Ronconi

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 April, 1842
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:27:10 +0100
Approved on Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:47:55 +0100