Walter Freer in Glasgow - 3 September, 1909

from My Life and Memories, page 102:

Knowing the idiosyncrasies of artists, I was naturally rather interested to see how Caruso would behave when he paid his first and only visit to Glasgow. I was with him in the ante-room, and, to my surprise, he spent his time drawing caricatures of everyone who passed. With a few strokes he drew one of me that set us both laughing. All the time he was munching his lips. Then when his call came he braced his shoulders and walked on to the platform as if he was going to meet a friend. I remember he sang eight times. Most artists hang back after each song to see how much the people …   more >>
cite as

Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, 1929), p. 102. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1412951015941 accessed: 27 November, 2021

location of experience: Glasgow

Listeners

Walter Freer
General Manager Corporation Halls and Musical Recitals, Glasgow
1846-1930

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 September, 1909
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:23:36 +0100