Wilhelm Ganz in Her Majesty's Theatre - the 1840's

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 8:

Another operatic star at that time was the great basso, Signor Lablache. He always enjoyed singing the part of Leporello in Mozart's Don Giovanni, and I remember an amusing incident that happened in connection with it. It was in his first song "Madamina," when he recounts Don Giovanni's easy conquests of admiring ladies, putting the number at mille e tre. On this occasion, when the phrase came again he repeated it in English "a thousand and three" and the whole house roared with laughter. Lablache was never vulgar in these buffo parts.

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435915325286 accessed: 20 June, 2019

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Don Giovanni
written by Mozart
performed by Luigi Lablache

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1840's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:22:05 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:24:01 +0000