Wilhelm Ganz in London - the 1840's

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 9:

Lablache was also the best Dr. Bartolo in Rossini's masterpiece II Barbiere di Seviglia, showing his wonderful sense of humour, as he also did in Donizetti's Don Pasquale. Lablache was literally "great," being very stout, but he moved with extraordinary agility. One night I heard him make fun of his own unwieldy appearance. In one of the scenes he sat in an arm-chair and tried to pick up the handkerchief of Norina, sung by Sontag, of whom I will speak later on. Being extremely fat, he could not do so, and his vain efforts always created much amuse ment among the audience. …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435915676246 accessed: 19 April, 2019

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Don Pasquale
written by Gaetano Donizetti
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 10:27:56 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:25:22 +0000