Alexander Mackenzie in Drury Lane

from A Musician's Narrative , page 143:

Harris was kindly assisting me to pass to the stage through the dark theatre, which I stopped at a room whence issued the sound of a soprano voice accompanied by a well-tuned instrument. I could not suppress the remark: "So that's where you keep the national piano!" The impertinence fairly roused the good Harris, who loved to call Drury Lane the "national" theatre; and still more raised his anger because the unseen player was rehearsing a Frenchman's opera, Frivoli, which was to occupy the stage at the end of the Rosa season.
cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 143. accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: Drury Lane


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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rehearsal of Frivoli

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 18 May 2015 21:19:22 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:08:06 +0000