Alexander Mackenzie in Darmstadt - 29 April, 1885

from A Musician's Narrative , page 119:

And I was called to Darmstadt, Colomba having been commanded to make her appearance on the occasion of a Court wedding–not as a Fest Oper, as the Hessian Court was in mourning–on April 29. How much of that honour I owed to Bulow I never knew. Hofkapellmeister Willem de Haan and the company took great pains with the production, and a pleasant time was provided for me in the stiff and rather dull Resident-Stadt. An excellent orchestra and willing singers gave of their best.
cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 119. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431977126270 accessed: 19 May, 2022

location of experience: Darmstadt

Listeners

Alexander Mackenzie
Violinist
1847-1935

Listening to

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Colomba

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 April, 1885
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 18 May 2015 20:25:26 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:38:48 +0100