Wilhelm Ganz in Covent Garden - the 1870's

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 315-6:

IT is a strange fact that M. Jean de Reszke first came out in London as a baritone. He sang, under my direction in 1874, at one of the New Philharmonic Concerts, the aria " Sei Vendicata," from Dinorah, and his first appearance at Covent Garden was in the opera Les Huguenots, in which he played the role of the Count de Nevers a baritone part. Signer Cotogni, who was in the same opera, helped him to dress and make up, and gave him some good advice about the part, little thinking that in after-years he would become the great tenor who would captivate all his hearers not only by his marvellous…   more >>

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Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 315-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436458374558 accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Covent Garden


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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Les Huguenots
written by Giacomo Meyerbeer
performed by Jean de Reszke

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1870's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:12:55 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:01:50 +0000