Benjamin Lumley in Her Majesty's Theatre - 1845

from Reminiscences of the Opera, pages 105-6:

"Ernani," however, ran on, with its moderate degree of success, for several nights during the ante-Easter season, to be followed by "Le Desert" of Felicien David, which was given as a "musical fete" on the boards of Her Majesty's Theatre. This "Grand Symphonic Pastoral Ode" (as it was denominated) met with a larger amount of "fair play" than the opera of Verdi, was very generally …   more >>

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Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 105-6. accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

Listening to

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Le desert
written by FĂ©licien David

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:08:39 +0100
Approved on Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:33:55 +0100