Hermann Klein in Covent Garden - May, 1883

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900, page 153:

Mr. Ernest Gye now determined to try “La Gioconda" at Covent Garden; and he produced it there in May, 1883, before a crowded and demonstrative house. A fine cast was engaged— Gayarre as Enzo, Cotogni as Barnaba, Edouard de Eeszke as Alvise, Scalchi as La Cieca and an American soprano, Marie Durand, who had already won fame in Italy, as the heroine. La Gioconda. The opera was warmly received, and for a few representations drew good houses.

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900 (New York City, 1903), p. 153. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438260340275 accessed: 11 December, 2023

location of experience: Covent Garden


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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La Gioconda
written by Amilcare Ponchielli
performed by Edouard de Reszke, Guiliano Gayarre, Antonio Cotogni, Sofia Scalchi

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1883
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:45:40 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:39:38 +0100