Alexander Mackenzie in Berlin State Opera - August, 1860

from A Musician's Narrative , page 32:

In the month of August one does not expect to hear much music in Leipzig or Berlin, but in the latter city I witnessed the most ludicrously bad operatic performance within my recollection, and that rendering of Die Braut von Lammermoor in the Royal Opera House deserves to be recorded. The name of the Edgaro–Herr somebody, als Gast (as "star") has happily escaped me, but the extraordinary costumes worn by all concerned were a source of delight which amply recompensed the Scottish eye for the torture of the ear. The peculiar cut and brevity of these wonderful kilts were doubtless designed and …   more >>
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Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 32. accessed: 19 May, 2022

location of experience: Berlin State Opera


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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Die Braut von Lammermoor

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1860
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Fri, 08 May 2015 16:55:48 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:55:50 +0100