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

from Reminiscences of the Opera, pages 87-8:

on the 9th of May the opera of "Zampa" was reproduced, for the benefit of Fornasari, that singer taking the part for which he had been originally intended, with a "cast" strengthened by Lablache in the comic part of Dandolo. A few special words must be given to this occasion. Already Fornasari had ceased to hold the supreme position which had been hastily and generally granted him…   more >>

cite as

Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 87-8. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

Listening to

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written by Ferdinand Hérold
performed by Luciano Fornasari, Luigi Lablache

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:37:35 +0100
Approved on Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:37:19 +0100