Benjamin Lumley in Her Majesty's Theatre - 26 April, 1845

from Reminiscences of the Opera, pages 122-3:

On the night of Saturday, the 26th April, Signor Mario appeared as the Almaviva of the "Barbiere”; but only to disappear in the very first scene. An apology was made for "huskiness," and he again came on, omitting his "aria." Discontent began to be manifest. The "Rosina" (Madame Grisi) came forward, but commenced her air in such "admired disorder," that further …   more >>

cite as

Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 122-3. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

Listening to

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The Barber of Seville
written by Rossini
performed by Corelli, Giovanni Matteo Mario, Giulia Grisi, Luigi Lablache

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 April, 1845
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:36:35 +0100
Approved on Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:31:30 +0100