Chopin in Paris - December, 1831

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, pages 100-101:

Schroder-Devrient is here but she's not such a sensation as in Germany. La Malibran played Othello and she was Desdemona. Malibran is small while the German lady is huge it looked as if she would stifle Othello! This was an expensive performance all seats cost 24 francs to see Malibran with a black face and not very good in the part... The orchestra is marvellous, not to be compared however with the real French Opera, the Academic Royale. If ever magnificence was seen in a theatre I doubt whether it reached the level of splendour shown in Robert le Diable, the very latest five-act opera of …   more >>
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Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 100-101. accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Otello performed by Schröder-Devrient, Maria Malibran
Robert le Diable
written by Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giacomo Meyerbeer
performed by Cholet, Mme Cinti-Damoreau, Nourrit

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1831
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:32:23 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 09:42:55 +0100