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Verdi in Victorian London

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Massimo Zicari

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1Frontispiece: Giuseppe Verdi, from a picture reproduced in Frederick Crowest, Verdi: Man and Musician (London: John Milton, 1897). x

21. James William Davison from a picture reproduced in Joseph Bennett, Forty Years of Music, 1865–1905 (London: Methuen & Co., 1908). Image from https://archive.org/​details/​fortyyearsmusic01benngoog 19

32. Mr. Ap Mutton, alias James William Davison. From a drawing by Charles Lyall published in Joseph Bennett, Forty Years of Music, 1865–1905 (London: Methuen & Co., 1908). Image from https://archive.org/​details/​fortyyearsmusic01benngoog 21

43. Benjamin Lumley, in a portrait from the frontispiece of his Reminiscences of the Opera (London: Hurst & Blackett, 1864). Image from https://archive.org/​details/​cu31924022334563 34

54. Giuseppe Verdi in The Illustrated London News, 30 May 1846. 44

65. Scene from I due Foscari at the Royal Italian Opera. The Illustrated London News, 26 June 1847. 60

76. Jenny Lind (as Amalia) and Luigi Lablache (as Massimiliano) in scene VI from I masnadieri at Her Majesty’s Theatre. The Illustrated London News, 31 July 1847. 71

87. Jenny Lind (as Amalia), Italo Gardoni (as Carlo, to the left) and Luigi Lablache (as Massimilano, to the right) in the last scene of I masnadieri at Her Majesty’s Theatre. The Illustrated London News, 31 July 1847. 76

98. Scene from Attila at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London. The Illustrated London News, 15 April 1848. 83

109. Scene from La traviata at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Violetta faints after Alfredo flings her “portrait” at her feet. The Illustrated London News, 31 May 1856. 142

1110. In reporting on Marietta Piccolomini’s success, the London Journal portrayed her as a real beauty, a charming singer, an impressive actress, and the daughter of a noble family. The London Journal, 23 August 1856. 159

1211. Marietta Piccolomini. The Illustrated London News, 31 May 1856. 161

1312. Adelina Patti, the first Aida in London in 1876, as seen by the American satirical magazine Puck in 1881. Image from Wikimedia, https://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:Adelina_Patti,_the_everlasting_prima-donna_LCCN2012647299.jpg 258

1413. Giuseppe Verdi, illustration by Théobald Chartran, Vanity Fair, 15 February 1879. Image from Wikimedia, https://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:Giuseppe_Verdi_1879_Vanity_Fair_illustration_by_Théobald_Chartran.jpg 266

1514. Joseph Bennett, from the frontispiece of his Forty Years of Music, 1865–1905 (London: Methuen & Co., 1908). Image from https://archive.org/​details/​fortyyearsmusic01benngoog 268

1615. Portrait of Giuseppe Verdi by Giovanni Boldini (1886). Image from Wikimedia, https://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File%3A Giuseppe_Verdi_by_Giovanni_Boldini.jpg 284

1716. “Otello in Milan” from Blanche Roosevelt, Verdi: Milan and ‘Othello’ (London: Ward and Downey, 1887), p. 192. 286

1817. A painting by Achille Beltrame portraying Verdi at the piano in his study at Sant’Agata on his 86th birthday. La Domenica del Corriere, October 1899. Image from Wikimedia, https://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:Verdi_at_the_piano_at_Sant'Agata.png 296

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