Benjamin Lumley in Her Majesty's Theatre - 1847

from Reminiscences of the Opera, page 181:

"I Puritani" followed, with Castellan and Gardoni. Lablache, the true and loyal, made his first appearance for the season on this occasion, and was received with a salvo of cheers and shouts which evidenced an appreciation of his fidelity to the old cause, besides that of his transcendent merits as an artist. Coletti, as Riccardo, added to the completeness of the cast, which was in all respects excellent. But not even this excellence was sufficient to answer the standing question, "Where is Jenny Lind?"

cite as

Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 181. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

Listening to

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I Puritani
written by Vincenzo Bellini
performed by Filippo Coletti, Madame Castellan, Italo Gardoni

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:39:27 +0100
Approved on Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:23:41 +0100