Alexander Mackenzie in Sondershausen - the 1860's
from A Musician's Narrative , page 35:
A performance of Fidelio is unforgettable because the Florestan happened to be sung by a very obese tenor (with a fearful squint) carrying what is impolitely called a Bier-Bauch. When in the Dungeon Scene he rose from the straw in a starving condition imagination flatly refused to support the illusion.
Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 35. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431102091646 accessed: 22 October, 2021
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|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Originally submitted by gkw on Fri, 08 May 2015 17:21:31 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:55:11 +0100