Empress Eugenie of France et al. in Paris - August, 1859

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 155:

In the evening there was a gala performance at the Opera, and Guillaume Tell was performed. As this masterpiece of Rossini's is very seldom performed in England, I venture to say that, being French in character and style, it will live with II Barbiere, which is thoroughly Italian in character, for many years to come. This was the old Opera-house in the Rue Lepeletier. The Emperor and Empress were present, and the doors of all the private boxes were left open and guarded by gendarmes, which was done in case some maniac should fire a shot at the Emperor or Empress ; but, …   more >>
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Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 155. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436264931389 accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Wilhelm Ganz
Conducting, Composer, Accompanyist, Teacher
1833-1914

Listening to

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William Tell
written by Gioachino Rossini

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1859
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:28:52 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:39:43 +0000