Benjamin Lumley in Her Majesty's Theatre - 19 March, 1844

from Reminiscences of the Opera, page 84:

Felice, the new basso, was hastily called upon to take the weight of the opera upon his shoulders, and "Zampa" was produced on the 19th of March. Whether he had been too much hurried in the study of his music, or whether he lacked capacity for his task, poor Felice completely broke down. Fever was failure more complete. The public was not even able to arrive, under the circumstances, at any judgment of the music, and "Zampa" was necessarily withdrawn after only one night's performance.

cite as

Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 84. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

Listening to

hide composers
written by Ferdinand Hérold
performed by Felice

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 March, 1844
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:28:11 +0100
Approved on Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:37:57 +0100