Wilhelm Ganz in Covent Garden - 1907

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 320-1:

Curiously enough, when Madame Tetrazzini first appeared in Lucia di Lammermoor, the tenor, Signer Carpi, who took the part of Edgardo, asked me, a few days before the performance, whether I would come and hear him in the opera. I told him I had heard Lucia so often that I should be glad if he would excuse me. He had not mentioned that there was a new prima donna making her first appearance, or I should have gone. The next morning the papers were full of Tetrazzini's great success. There had been no previous announcement of her remarkable powers, and the public were taken by surprise and …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 320-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436518466769 accessed: 5 December, 2023

location of experience: Covent Garden


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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'Lucia di Lammermoor'
written by Gaetano Donizetti
performed by Luisa Tetrazzini

Experience Information

Date/Time 1907
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


NB. According to Wikipedia entry, Tetrazzini's British debut was in La Traviata, NOT Lucia de Lammermoor.

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:54:27 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:10:34 +0000