Amy Fay in Berlin - January, 1870

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 33-34:

I have been to the opera twice – once to “Fantaska,” a grand ballet, and the second time to “Trovatore”…The scenery and dresses are superb, and I never imagined anything to equal to them. The orchestra too plays divinely. The singing is the only thing which could be improved. The Lucca, who is the grand attraction, is a pretty little creature, but I did not find her voice remarkable. The Berlinese worship her, and whenever Lucca sings there is s great rush for the tickets. Wachtel and Niemann are the star singers among the men. Niemann I have not heard, but Wachtel we would …   more >>
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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 33-34. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Amy Fay

Listening to

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Il Trovatore
written by Giuseppe Verdi

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1870
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:20:33 +0000