Benjamin Lumley et al. - 1847

from Reminiscences of the Opera, pages 185-6:

If the interest in Mademoiselle Lind's debut could have been heightened, I should have said that it was increased by the first appearance of the celebrated German bass singer, Staudigl, on the Italian boards, in his famous part of Bertram. His success in this character (for which indeed he had been expressly engaged) was as great as it was merited, although his pronunciation of the Italian language was defective. He was proclaimed the Bertram of the Italian stage, as he had been of the German, Still it was impossible for him to occupy his merited position in the operatic "talk" of the day, when the public mind was wholly and exclusively absorbed by one object — Jenny Lind.

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Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 185-6. accessed: 1 February, 2023


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor
Queen Victoria

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Robert le Diable
written by Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giacomo Meyerbeer
performed by Josef Staudigl, Jenny Lind

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 16:59:54 +0100
Approved on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:55:24 +0100