Wilhelm Ganz in Bayreuth - 27 August, 1856

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 173:

The First Cycle at Bayreuth commenced on August 13th, and the third, which I attended, was given from the 27th to the 30th. I had a very nice lodging in the house of the verger, just behind the church, and I was most comfortable there. On the first evening, in Das Rheingold, the following singers appeared: Betz, from Berlin, as Wotan he was a native of Mainz, where I was born Frau Griin Sadler as Fricka, Schloesser as Mimi, Herr Gura from Munich as Donner, Vogl as Loge, Hill from Schwerin as Alberich. Fraulein Johanna Wagner, a niece of Wag- ner, took the part of Erda. She was a rather tall…   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 173. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436280789561 accessed: 10 December, 2023

location of experience: Bayreuth


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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Das Rheingold
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Johanna Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 August, 1856
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:53:10 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:45:36 +0000