Benjamin Lumley in Her Majesty's Theatre - 10 April, 1847

from Reminiscences of the Opera, page 180:

The theatre reopened, as has been stated, on Saturday, the 10th of April. A new opera and a new soprano singer were both forthcoming on the occasion. The opera, given for the first time in this country, the "Due Foscari," of Verdi, and the singer, Madame Montenegro, a Spanish lady of good family, with a clear soprano voice of some compass, and an attractive person, pleased, without exciting any marked sensation. Coletti, in the character of the Doge, one of his most famous parts, was, by general accord, pronounced to be an admirable, not to say a great artist; whilst Fraschini, by his energy and power, contributed to the effect of the ensemble. The first appearance of Lucille Grahn, on the same occasion, added to the eclat of a brilliant reopening.

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Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 180. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

Listening to

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I Due Foscari
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Filippo Coletti, Gaetano Fraschini, Madame Montenegro

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 April, 1847
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:32:30 +0100
Approved on Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:24:20 +0100