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!"


cite as

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: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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written by Richard Wagner
performed by Antonio Galassi, Christina Nilsson, Italo Campanini, Michael Costa (conductor), Theresa Tietjens

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by sp327 on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:57:15 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:28:47 +0100