Benjamin Lumley - 8 July, 1850

from Reminiscences of the Opera, pages 279-81:

On Saturday the 8th July, the long-expected "Tempest" was produced before an over-flowing audience. The success of the work on the first night was "tremendous." Never, perhaps, had any new opera been received with such frenzied acclamation. The opera, there is no doubt, abounded in striking and captivating morceaux, and had been composed with earnestness and power. Of melody, …   more >>

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Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 279-81. accessed: 4 February, 2023


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

Listening to

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La Tempesta
written by Fromental Halevy
performed by Henriette Sontag, Luigi Lablache

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 July, 1850
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:48:00 +0100
Approved on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:19:04 +0100