Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873 et al. in Paris - March, 1861
Perhaps the following incidents may interest my readers; they happened during the first three performances of Tannhauser in Paris, the first of which was on March 13th, 1861, now fifty-two years ago. The Emperor Louis Napoleon and the Empress Eugenie were present on the first night, and the opera was received in cold, significant silence. On the second night the audience, from the second act onward, made a great row, fighting among themselves and disturbing the singers. On the third night there was a terrific noise, and no member of the audience could hear a note of the music the … more >>
Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 180. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436282192995 accessed: 27 January, 2021
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'Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg'
written by Richard Wagner
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