Benjamin Lumley in Her Majesty's Theatre - 1845

from Reminiscences of the Opera, page 120:

Nay, upon the sudden announcement of an inopportune "indisposition" on the part of Madame Grisi, only a few minutes before the commencement of the opera, and actually after the doors were opened, she rendered good service to the management by undertaking the part of Norma at so short a notice. The audience assembled on the occasion testified its sense of her good will by an unexpected reception and lavish plaudits throughout the whole evening; and Madame Rossi Caccia, although not to be cited as a thoroughly successful artist, retired from the boards of Her Majesty's Theatre, after a performance honoured by sufficiently flattering applause.

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Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 120. accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

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written by Vincenzo Bellini
performed by Giovanna Rossi Caccia

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 10:25:55 +0100
Approved on Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:32:11 +0100