Benjamin Lumley - 24 August, 1848

from Reminiscences of the Opera, page 222:

And now the career of the distinguished artist approached to its close for the season of 1848, On Thursday, August the 24th, Mademoiselle Lind sang "La Sonnambula" for the last time. Her welcome of the 4th of May previous could scarcely have been surpassed in the amount of rapture and enthusiasm to which a great theatre could give vent; but yet it was almost "o'ertopped" by the tumult of applause, the waving of hats and handkerchiefs, and the long protracted lingering, and still lingering cheer which bade farewell to the great singer on this night. The curtain at last fell on Jenny Lind, and in falling, closed a season of unexampled interest.

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Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 222. accessed: 20 May, 2024


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

Listening to

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La Sonnambula
written by Felice Romani, Vincenzo Bellini
performed by Jenny Lind

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 August, 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:21:45 +0100
Approved on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:35:27 +0100