Alexander Mackenzie in Edinburgh - the 1850's

from A Musician's Narrative , page 8:

My initiation into the ever-fascinating realm of Opera had an exciting result, as the handsome young timpanist, George Loveday (afterwards Toole's business-manager) beside whom I sat, realized during a performance of Norma. The Arch-Druid (Herr Zelger) was an exceptionally imposing man with a great voice and an appropriately large stomach. His appearance in flowing white robes, when slowly stalking forwards to the footlights, proved too awe-inspiring for a child's nerves, and I slid down between the kettledrums for safety. In that ignominious position I remained until a convenient moment …   more >>
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Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 8. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Edinburgh


Alexander Mackenzie

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written by Vincenzo Bellini

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1850's
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Fri, 08 May 2015 15:36:51 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:59:25 +0100