Empress Eugenie of France et al. in Paris - March, 1861

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 180:

Perhaps the following incidents may interest my readers; they happened during the first three performances of Tannhauser in Paris, the first of which was on March 13th, 1861, now fifty-two years ago. The Emperor Louis Napoleon and the Empress Eugenie were present on the first night, and the opera was received in cold, significant silence. On the second night the audience, from the second act onward, made a great row, fighting among themselves and disturbing the singers. On the third night there was a terrific noise, and no member of the audience could hear a note of the music the …   more >>

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Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 180. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436282192995 accessed: 25 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris

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Tannhäuser
written by Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1861
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:16:33 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:06:11 +0000