Benjamin Lumley in Her Majesty's Theatre - 1842

from Reminiscences of the Opera, pages 42-4:

Under these circumstances, one of the greatest excitements of the season was undoubtedly the debut of Madame Frezzolini. For some years she had held the proud position of the most celebrated prima donna on the lyric stage in Italy. Her advent was naturally heralded by many a flourish of trumpets, not one of which, perhaps, was louder than her great reputation merited. Italy had proclaimed her "the first …   more >>

cite as

Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 42-4. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

Listening to

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Beatrice di Tenda
written by Vincenzo Bellini
performed by Erminia Frezzolini, Giorgio Ronconi

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:38:51 +0100
Approved on Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:47:07 +0100