Benjamin Lumley - 25 May, 1848

from Reminiscences of the Opera, page 220:

After repeating the "Sonnambula " and "La Figlia del Reggimento" to overcrowded houses, Mademoiselle Lind appeared (for the first time in England), on Thursday, May 25th, as "Lucia di Lammermoor," Again, both as singer and actress, her triumph was complete. No praise was considered too high, no amount of applause sufficient even, to mark the sense of popular opinion and the admiration of the throng, who struggled and sweltered to witness her performance in this part.

cite as

Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 220. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438765124421 accessed: 7 February, 2023

Listeners

Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor
1811-1875

Listening to

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'Lucia di Lammermoor'
written by Gaetano Donizetti
performed by Jenny Lind

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 May, 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:58:44 +0100
Approved on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:41:39 +0100