Benjamin Lumley in Her Majesty's Theatre - 8 March, 1845

from Reminiscences of the Opera, page 103:

After some unavoidable delay, the season opened on Saturday the 8th March, with the promised opera of "Ernani." That it excited the general enthusiasm awarded to it so lavishly in Italy, cannot be asserted; that it was a failure, may be emphatically denied. The general result of this first introduction of Verdi to the English public was a feeling of hesitation and doubt; or as …   more >>

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Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 103. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

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written by Giuseppe Verdi

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 March, 1845
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:49:21 +0100
Approved on Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:35:02 +0100