Benjamin Lumley in Her Majesty's Theatre - 17 March, 1846

from Reminiscences of the Opera, page 147:

On Tuesday the 17th of March, the "run" of "Nino" was interrupted, to give a trial to three young artists of some note, and of still greater promise. The opera of "Ernani" was selected, to enable Madame Pasini, Signor Castigliano (a pupil of Rubini), and Signor Bencich to appear, as soprano, tenor, and baritone, in the principal characters of that opera. All three failed, Signor Bencich alone being voted tolerable.   

cite as

Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 147. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438684753313 accessed: 24 November, 2020

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre

Listeners

Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor
1811-1875

Listening to

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Ernani
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Madame Pasini, Signor Bencich, Carlo Alberto Castigliano

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 March, 1846
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:39:13 +0100
Approved on Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:29:27 +0100