Saint-Saens in Germany

from Musical Memories, pages 166-167:

So it was with the liveliest joy that one day I entered one of the leading German theaters where they were giving Armide. What a hollow mockery it was! Madame Malten was Armide, and she was everything that could be wished in voice, talent, style, beauty and charm. She spoke French without an accent and was as remarkable as an actress as a singer, so she would without doubt have had great success at the Opera in Paris. She was Armide herself, an irresistible enchantress.
cite as

Saint-Saens, Musical Memories (), p. 166-167. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Germany


Organist, Composer, Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Christoph Willibald Gluck
performed by Madame Malten

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Mon, 25 May 2015 10:38:47 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:33:28 +0100