Benjamin Lumley in Her Majesty's Theatre - 9 March, 1844

from Reminiscences of the Opera, page 84:

The only substitute to be found for the announced opera was Donizetti's unfortunate "Adelia," which, as I have recorded, had not been successful on its production during the previous year. When revived for the opening of the season, on the 9th of March 1844, it was supported again by Madame Persiani; Corelli, the new tenor, appearing in the part originally sustained by Conti. Persiani, though now somewhat on the wane, was one of the favourites of the day. Corelli was generally pronounced a pleasant tenor, fitted for the Nemorinos of the stage, and so far an acquisition. But "Adelia," although "backed up" by one of the most successful choreographic displays ever witnessed on the boards of Her Majesty's Theatre, would not, could not attract. It lingered on for a few nights, when it was deemed advisable to bring out the promised opera of "Zampa," even without Fornasari.

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Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 84. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

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written by Gaetano Donizetti
performed by Fanny Tacchinardi Persiani

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 March, 1844
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:22:29 +0100
Approved on Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:38:37 +0100