Lady Louisa Knightley in Palace Theatre - 18 February, 1891

from Politics and Society: The Journals of Lady Knightley of Fawsley, 1885-1913, page 171:

In the evening went with Tiny to the beautiful new English Opera House in Shaftsbury Avenue [now the Palace Theatre, built in 1888-90], to see Sir Arthur Sullivan’s Ivanhoe. I can’t say we cared for it: the music is “Wagner and water,” to use Rainald’s phrase. Some of the orchestra music is good, specially in the third act, but there is a truly Wagnerian absence of tune and somehow there is something wrong with the mise en scène; it is pinchbeck and tawdry. Miss McIntyre [Margaret McIntyre 1865-1943; British soprano] sang well.
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Lady Louisa Knightley and Peter Gordon, and (ed.), Politics and Society: The Journals of Lady Knightley of Fawsley, 1885-1913 (2005), p. 171. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397749027333 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Palace Theatre

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Ivanhoe
written by Arthur Sullivan
performed by Margaret McIntyre

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 February, 1891
Medium live
Listening Environment in public

Originally submitted by Michelle Meinhart on Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:37:07 +0100