Wilhelm Ganz in Covent Garden - 14 May, 1853

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 25:

I well remember the premiere of Verdi's Rigoletto on May 14th, 1853. The caste was very brilliant. Angiolina Bosio was an exquisite Gilda, and Mario, in his most mellifluous mood, brought down the house with La donna e mobile. As Rigoletto, Ronconi realised all the tragic pathos of the part. The basso Tagliafico was Sperafucile, and the charming Madame Nantier Didiee Maddalena. She had studied the part with me. The great quartette in the last act was encored.

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 25. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435929264418 accessed: 19 July, 2019

location of experience: Covent Garden

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Rigoletto
written by Guiseppe Verdi, Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Angolino Bosio, Giorgio Ronconi, Giovanni Matteo Mario

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 May, 1853
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:14:24 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:41:00 +0000