in Manchester - 1859

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 133-134:

One performance of the first-named of these operas I remember still with considerable amusement on account of an odd incident...When in the evening I was crossing the stage to go to the conductor's desk the call-boy ran after me shouting, ' Mr. Halle, we have forgotten the child!' This very child has to be seen sitting at the window when the curtain goes up, and in ten minutes I had to commence the overture. ' Go, fetch one quick,' was my answer...In the first scene where the Polish Count (Santley) takes leave of his daughter before his departure from home, the little girl is brought to …   more >>
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Charles Halle, and Marie Hallé and Charles E Halle (ed.), Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) (London, 1896), p. 133-134. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427795665968 accessed: 20 June, 2021

location of experience: Manchester

Experience Information

Date/Time 1859
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:54:26 +0100
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:17:52 +0100