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.
cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 35. accessed: 19 April, 2024

location of experience: Sondershausen


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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written by Beethoven, Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
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