Alexander Mackenzie - 14 February, 1853

from A Musician's Narrative , pages 6-7:

During a recent revival of The Beggar's Opera I was asked whether I had seen it before. I had!–on February 14, 1853, when a certain John Sims Reeves played the amorous captain. I make no pretence of having been sufficiently precocious to understand the plot, but the scenes, Macheath, Peachum, and Lockit, and the rest of the disreputable crew are distinctly remembered. It is on record that the distinguished tenor was to have been heard during the previous season, but had disappointed an expectant house. On that occasion, although the bill had suddenly to be changed, a crowded audience, in …   more >>
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Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 6-7. accessed: 26 May, 2024


Alexander Mackenzie

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The Beggar's Opera
written by John Gay, Johann Christoph Pepusch
performed by John Sims Reeves

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 February, 1853
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Fri, 08 May 2015 15:25:56 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:59:47 +0100