Benjamin Lumley - 29 April, 1848

from Reminiscences of the Opera, page 217:

On Saturday, the 29th of April (the Saturday on which the public had hoped to have welcomed back Jenny Lind), Signor Labocetta, the tenor from the Italian Opera at Berlin, made his debut in "Il Barbiere." He was considered deficient in the qualities needed to sustain a permanent position in a theatre of such magnitude and such pretensions, and the court favourite of Berlin received nothing more than "faint praise" and “cold esteem."

cite as

Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 217. accessed: 23 May, 2024


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

Listening to

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The Barber of Seville
written by Rossini
performed by Domenico Labocetta

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 April, 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:45:34 +0100
Approved on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:46:43 +0100