Giuseppe Verdi in La Scala - January, 1893

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 247-8:

Verdi heard Madame Patti again in 1893 in his opera La Traviata at the Scala, Milan: she wrote me an interesting letter about the performance. "MILAN, January 1893. "MY DEAR PAPA GANZ, I must send you a line at once, to tell you of the enormous success I had last night in the Traviata. The place was packed full, and when I came on the reception was so great, all the people standing up, that I know, had you been there with that big heart of yours, you would have cried your poor eyes out, just as Verdi did. I am told that throughout the per- formance he did nothing but sob, he found that my …   more >>

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Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 247-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436436770716 accessed: 24 September, 2021

location of experience: La Scala

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La Traviata
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Adelina Patti

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1893
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:12:51 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:52:12 +0000