Hermann Klein in Her Majesty's Theatre - the 1870's
from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900, pages 44-7:
So great was the demand to hear the opera that within a comparatively brief space Mr. Mapleson had mounted it at Her Majesty's with a cast including Christine Nilsson, Tietjens, Campanini, and Galassi. On the whole, that was perhaps the more satisfactory production of the two, albeit I fancy Sir Michael Costa penetrated very little further into the meaning and spirit of Wagner's score than did his worthy countryman, Signor Vianesi. His chief interest used to centre in the proceedings of the swan, of which he invariably spoke contemptuously as "Dat goose!"
Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900 (New York City, 1903), p. 44-7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438167435224 accessed: 27 March, 2023
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written by Richard Wagner
|performed by Antonio Galassi, Christina Nilsson, Italo Campanini, Michael Costa (conductor), Theresa Tietjens|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|