Benjamin Lumley - 1850

from Reminiscences of the Opera, pages 286-7:

My next venture in the way of novelty was certainly not of so "legitimate" a nature, although a justification of the policy of producing any kind of excellence to stimulate curiosity is easily furnished. The appearance of a negress singer had long been announced. In Paris, under the name of the "Black Malibran," this "lady of colour" had certainly excited a considerable sensation. M. Theophile Gautier, …   more >>

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Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 286-7. accessed: 20 May, 2024


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

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Les Delices du Strait performed by Donna Maria Martinez

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 15:18:33 +0100
Approved on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:16:43 +0100