Benjamin Lumley - 1849

from Reminiscences of the Opera, pages 256-7:

The "Nozze di Figaro," in which the gifted singer warbled the part of Susanna with unusual grace and feeling (supported by Parodi as the Countess, and Alboni as Cherubino), was the last opera in which Madame Sontag appeared during the season of 1849. Her success had been all that could be hoped - far greater indeed than had been expected. Under the guise of her engaging smile, fortune seemed again to have beamed upon the theatre. At all events, the promise for the ensuing season of 1850 was more cheering under the new auspices of Sontag than might have been anticipated a few months before.   

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Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 256-7. accessed: 28 February, 2024


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

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Nozze di Figaro
written by Mozart, Mozart
performed by Henriette Sontag, Marietta Alboni, Teresa Parodi

Experience Information

Date/Time 1849
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:45:40 +0100
Approved on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:23:35 +0100