Wilhelm Ganz in London - 4 May, 1848

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 5-6:

On referring to my diary, I find the following note: 'Wednesday was the first rehearsal of Jenny Lind. She sang splendidly, and the whole orchestra and personnel applauded tremendously.' 'Thursday, May 4th, was the performance of Sonnambula. The Opera-house was packed full with people. The Queen, the Duchess of Gant [Kent], the Queen-dowager, and the Duke of Wellington were there. After the first act 'God save the Queen' was sung, and the Queen herself stood up and bowed to the public. Then the cheering began and they cried 'Hurrah!' and made an awful noise. Lind pleased very much.'

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 5-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435840591315 accessed: 26 April, 2019

location of experience: London

Listeners

Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher
1833-1914

Listening to

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La Sonnambula
written by Felice Romani, Vincenzo Bellini
performed by Jenny Lind

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 May, 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:36:31 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:20:43 +0000