Ignatz Moscheles in Milan - in the middle of 1853

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 379:

The Teatro Radegonda has a second-rate theatre band, and singers for the most part rough and untrained; the prompter, not hidden as elsewhere, occasionally joins in the fray, the good voices are often shipwrecked in the howling storm of the finales, but at that certain passage where the prima donna steps forward with outstretched arms and rolling eyes, the public applauds vehemently. The opera was 'Luisa Miller' by Verdi; it has no overture, only some hackneyed ideas, screaming noise, and here and there one or two good vocal effects, which barely sufficed to keep me awake.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 379. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432377727079 accessed: 19 May, 2022

location of experience: Milan

Listeners

Ignatz Moscheles
Head of Leigzig Conservertoir, Composer, Conducting, Musician […]
1794-1870

Listening to

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Luisa Miller
written by Giuseppe Verdi

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1853
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Sat, 23 May 2015 11:42:07 +0100