Carl Rosa et al. - late 19th Century

from Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins to Robert Bridges, 23 Feb. 1889, page 167:

About singing out of tune, I am not altogether displeased to hear the Italians do it, as the Germans do. Carl Rosa in an article on English Opera (=opera by anybody you like with the words in English, translated of course; not opera by English composers) remarks on the good ear of English audiences and amateur performers and says that he has witnessed Germans at a concert listen undisconcerted to a singer out of tune where in England half the audience would manifest signs of distress; and to the same effect of performers.
cite as

Gerard Manley Hopkins, Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins to Robert Bridges, 23 Feb. 1889. In Gerald Roberts (ed.), Selected prose (Oxford, 1980), p. 167. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1407249005993 accessed: 10 August, 2022

Listeners

Carl Rosa
opera manager
1842-1889
Robert Bridges
poet laureate, Poet
1844-1930

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:30:06 +0100