Alexander Mackenzie in Florence - the 1890's

from A Musician's Narrative , page 103:

Similar social enjoyments were mine in the hospitable Casa Placci–a family with which I was permitted to form a lasting and affectionate friendship–noted for its artistic gatherings attended by European celebrities. There I passed an evening with Salvini, who occasionally emerged from his retirement to delight Florentine audiences. In Edinburgh I had seen Otello, and his first performance of Macbetto in this country, and was present at what I believe to have been his last appearance on any stage, when he gave a magnificent representation of Il Re Lear in the Florentine theatre named after …   more >>
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Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 103. accessed: 8 December, 2023

location of experience: Florence


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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Il Re Lear performed by Salvini

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1890's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 18 May 2015 20:12:03 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:39:17 +0100