Benjamin Lumley - 8 June, 1848

from Reminiscences of the Opera, page 220:

On Thursday, the 8th of June, she appeared in a second new part, the Adina of the "Elisir." Again the same triumph — the same enthusiasm! That inexpressible charm which pervaded almost all the impersonations of the gifted songstress, gave a new stamp to the character of the village coquette. Of the singing of the part it would be needless to speak further. "Such an Adina we have never beheld," was the judgment of the day — Gardoni, Beletti, and Lablache, all heard and seen to signal advantage, gave the crowning colour of excellence to the rendering of Donizetti's charming opera buffa.

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Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 220. accessed: 27 January, 2023


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

Listening to

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L'Elisir d'Amore
written by Gaetano Donizetti
performed by Giovanni Beletti, Italo Gardoni, Jenny Lind, Luigi Lablache

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 June, 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:04:38 +0100
Approved on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:41:00 +0100