Wilhelm Ganz in Covent Garden - 25 June, 1853

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 25-6:

Tamberlik studied with me Meyerbeer's Le Prophete, and also the title-role in Hector Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini. I was present at the first performance of the latter opera on June 25th, 1853. Berlioz conducted it himself, but it had no success, and was withdrawn after the second performance. My disappointment was great, as I had also coached Madame Nantier Didie for the part of Ascanio. My diary says: "May 22nd. To Madame Didie. M. Berlioz there: tried over Madame Didiee's part for his opera Benvenuto Cellini, which is to be pro- duced at Covent Garden under his direction. He beat…   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 25-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435930476313 accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Covent Garden


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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Benvenuto Cellini
written by Berlioz
performed by Enrico Tamberlik, Nantier Didie

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 June, 1853
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:34:36 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:56:53 +0000