Walter Freer in Glasgow - between mid 19th Century and late 19th Century

from My Life and Memories, pages 79-80:

Of the operas that were performed in my early days two were especial favourites, “Rob Roy” and “The Colleen Bawn.” “Rob Roy” was a strange mixture of a piece. It was half Jacobite and half Burns, and very Glasgow in atmosphere. The story was turned and twisted so that songs that were particular favourites might be brought in. The working people of Glasgow loved it. Bailie Nicol Jarvie and Rob Roy were the leading figures, but all the best songs were for the tenor, who acted the part of Francis Osbaldiston. John Child, Durward Lely, J. M. Hamilton, and, above all, John…   more >>
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Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, ), p. 79-80. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Glasgow


Walter Freer
General Manager Corporation Halls and Musical Recitals, Glasgow

Listening to

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Rob Roy performed by Durward Lely, J. M. Hamilton, John Child, John Hedmont
The Colleen Bawn

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:50:36 +0100