Lord Dudley et al. in Manchester - the 1860's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 136-137:

Lord Dudley, that munificent patron of the arts, asked me if I could give the work [Gluck's Iphigenie en Tauride] in his own noble gallery, with a small orchestra and chorus, and on my answering in the affirmative he left me carte blanche, stipulating only that the very best vocalists should be engaged, namely, Mme. Titiens, Messrs. Sims Reeves, Belletti, and Santley, and that the band should include Messrs. Sainton, Piatti, Lazarus, and others equally well known. I set to work at once, trained a small but efficient chorus from the Italian Opera, and after a few rehearsals one of the most …   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. 136-137. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427796822408 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: Manchester

Listeners

Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist
1819-1895

Listening to

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Iphigenie en Tauride
written by Christoph Willibald Gluck
performed by Belletti, Mme. Titiens, Santley, Sims Reeves

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:13:42 +0100
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:20:40 +0100