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

from Reminiscences of the Opera, page 105:

It cannot be said that "Ernani" contributed in any marked degree to the financial prosperity of the year. Madame Rita Borio, who made her first appearance in this opera, achieved a certain amount of success, "with modifications." The new baritone, Botelli, was summarily dispatched with "faint praise." Moriani and Fornasari, the popular favourites of previous seasons, were not allowed to gather fresh laurels in the new opera without considerable resistance.

cite as

Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 105. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

Listening to

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written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Botelli, Luciano Fornasari, Napoleone Moriani, Rita Borio

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 10:01:12 +0100
Approved on Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:34:27 +0100