Benjamin Lumley - 1848

from Reminiscences of the Opera, page 221:


Jenny Lind appeared in the part which had first "taken the town by storm," — in the part of Alice, in "Roberto II Diavolo." But, although the public seemed to care for nothing but Jenny Lind, and although all the interest of the opera centred in the great favourite of the day, that same public appeared to resent the mutilation of Meyerbeer's great work: 1st, by the …   more >>

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Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 221. accessed: 23 February, 2024


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

Listening to

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Robert le Diable
written by Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giacomo Meyerbeer
performed by Domenico Labocetta, Giovanni Beletti, Jenny Lind

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by sp327 on Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:10:12 +0100
Approved on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:37:08 +0100