Benjamin Lumley - 1848

from Reminiscences of the Opera, pages 221-2:

Far more satisfactory was that of "Le Nozze di Figaro," with Jenny Lind as Susanna, Cruvelli as the Countess, and the whole bass force of the establishment (unusually strong for any one operatic troupe), comprising Lablache, Coletti, Beletti, and Bouche. Had not Mademoiselle Schwartz, the contralto of the season, been unfortunately suffering both from mental affliction, and severe indisposition, and thus unable to do full justice to the Cherubino, this performance of Mozart's great opera might have been looked upon as one of the most complete ever witnessed.

cite as

Benjamin Lumley, Reminiscences of the Opera (London, 1864), p. 221-2. accessed: 19 April, 2024


Benjamin Lumley
Opera manager, Solicitor

Listening to

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Nozze di Figaro
written by Mozart, Mozart
performed by Filippo Coletti, Giovanni Beletti, Mademoiselle Schwartz, Signor Bouche, Sophie Cruvelli, Jenny Lind, Luigi Lablache

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 10:17:17 +0100
Approved on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:36:17 +0100