Wilhelm Ganz in Covent Garden - 1862

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 256-7:

He wrote and brought out several English operas, one of which was The Lily of Killarney, founded on Dion Boucicault's Colleen Bawn, which was produced at Covent Garden under the direction of the Pyne and Harrison Company in 1862, and had a great success, and is still " running." Benedict had quite caught the spirit of Irish music, and his opera is full of melody. Louisa Pyne sang the Colleen Bawn, William Harrison, Myles-na-Coppalean, and Santley, Danny Man. One of the songs in the opera, " Eily Mavour- neen," became a great favourite with tenors. I was at the first …   more >>
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Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 256-7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436437856329 accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Covent Garden


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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The Lily of Kilarney
written by Sir Julius Benedict
performed by Louisa Pyne, William Harrison, Charles Santley

Experience Information

Date/Time 1862
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:30:56 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:04:34 +0000