Academy of Music
Manager / Director:
26 April 2020
“[A]lso, an act from ‘Semiramis,’ with Mme. Virginia Lorini, and a grand scene from ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ by Mme. Ortolani-Brignoli.”
“[S]uch detestable weather did we have yesterday, and yet there was a crowd of richly dressed ladies at the grand matinee, which was the last of this operatic season.
The opera passed off most successfully. . . . Miss Kellogg, who is ever so perfect in singing [illeg.] was throughout the three acts of La Sonnambula thoroughly pleasing. She sang the aria ‘Come per me Sereno’ with much taste and execution. The aria finale, ‘Ah non Guinge,’ she rendered admirably. There can be no doubt that Miss Kellogg is very successful in this opera.
Lotti has a voice which, though not very powerful, is attractive from its sweetness. He was very successful in the role of Elvino. It is evident that this artist is becoming a great favorite with the public. Biachi was admirable in the role of the Count. He sang the aira [sic] ‘Vi Raviso’ grandly, and was much applauded. The mise en scene, choruses and orchestra were all that could be desired.
During the first entre acte Mme. Lorini sang the aria from ‘Semiramis.’ This artiste possesses a most admirably cultivated voice, which is pure and fresh. She vocalizes brilliantly, executing Rossini’s florid music with the utmost accuracy and facility. She was much applauded for her execution. Though this was a matinee, and ladies are not expected to applaud with any great show of energy, the clapping of hands continued until Mme. Lorini came before the curtain.
At the conclusion of the opera, Mme Lorini appeared in costume and sang the ‘Miserere,’ aided by Signor Mazzoleni. This effort was so successful as to cause a universal desire that the talented artiste might be heard in the whole of the opera. In this role of Leonora Mme. Lorini achieved great success in Bosdton last season. Upon the fall of the curtain Mme. Lorini and Signor Mazzoleni were loudly applauded and called out. This part of the entertainment was very successful.”