Wilhelm Ganz - 21 February, 1848

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 50:

MONSIEUR JULLIEN was the director of the English Opera at Drury Lane when I arrived with my father in 1848, and my father often took me there. Hector Berlioz, the celebrated French composer, was the conductor. I heard many operas there in English, including Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, the night after my arrival, in which Miss Charlotte Ann Birch was the Susanna. She had a very fine soprano voice. Miss Miran, who had a lovely mezzo-soprano voice, sang "Cherubino"; unhappily she died while still young. Sims Reeves and many other well-known artists also appeared.

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 50. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436174968369 accessed: 19 July, 2019

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

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Nozze di Figaro
written by Mozart, Mozart
performed by Berlioz, Charlotte Birch

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 February, 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:29:28 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:08:55 +0000