Wilhelm Ganz in Her Majesty's Theatre - 1851

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 15:

In the Exhibition year of 1851 performances were given almost every evening at Her Majesty's, while in previous seasons only three performances a week used to be announced, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. One of the new operas performed was Auber's Enfant Prodigue, in which the Parisian prima donna, Madame Ugalde, sang most charmingly, and M. Massol, the French baritone, also took a leading part. The scenery and dresses were magnificent, and, in fact, the opera was sumptuously mounted. I played the little bells in the orchestra, to imitate the bells of the camels in the Desert Scene.

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 15. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435926808950 accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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L'enfant prodigue
written by Daniel-Fran├žois-Esprit Auber
performed by Delphine Ugalde, Jean-Ettienne-Auguste Massol, Wilhelm Ganz

Experience Information

Date/Time 1851
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:33:29 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:30:32 +0000