Wilhelm Ganz in Her Majesty's Theatre - June, 1850

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 17:

A new opera, specially composed for Her Majesty's, called La Tempesta, after Shakespeare's Tempest, with music by Halevy and libretto by Scribe, was given for the first time in June 1850, under the direction of these two distinguished Frenchmen. Madame Sontag was the Miranda, Carlotta Grisi the Ariel her part being written only for her dancing and quasi flying about and Lablache the Caliban. The latter impersonated Caliban splendidly, his physique lending itself to the part. Arne's pretty melody, "Where the bee sucks," was interpolated into the music with good effect, and …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 17. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435927632749 accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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La Tempesta
written by Jacques Fromental Halévy
performed by Carlotta Grisi, Henrietta Sontag, Luigi Lablache

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1850
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:47:13 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:38:32 +0000