Benjamin Lumley - 1850

from Reminiscences of the Opera, page 274:

"Le Nozze di Figaro" was perhaps less effective than had been the revivals of other masterpieces of Rossini and Mozart. In spite of the quiet charm of Madame Sontag's Susanna, there was an evident unfitness of Mademoiselle Parodi for the part of the Contessa, as well as of Miss Catherine Hayes for that of Cherubino. The latter part requires a contralto, not a soprano; and this …   more >>

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Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 274. accessed: 28 May, 2024


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

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Nozze di Figaro
written by Mozart, Mozart
performed by Catherine Hayes, Filippo Coletti, Henriette Sontag, Teresa Parodi

Experience Information

Date/Time 1850
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:23:31 +0100
Approved on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:20:37 +0100