Benjamin Lumley in Rovigo, Italy - 1847

from Reminiscences of the Opera, page 204:

It was at Rovigo that I first saw, in Verdi's opera of "Attila," a prima donna whose name afterwards came to be intimately associated with Her Majesty's Theatre, and was at once charmed with the fresh and resonnante voice of Mademoiselle Sophie Cruvelli. Overtures were immediately made to her for an engagement for the ensuing season in London; whereat Sophie Cruvelli was "in …   more >>

cite as

Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 204. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Rovigo, Italy


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

Listening to

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written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Sophie Cruvelli

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 17:42:31 +0100
Approved on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:50:04 +0100