Hermann Klein in Teatro Communale Bologna - 1879

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900, pages 217-8:

Our first business was to find Signor Mancinelli. He lived in a house overlooking some public gardens not far from the royal palace, and on the way thither Harris confided to me for the first time that he was not quite sure whether he ought to have engaged the man we were then going to see, or his brother, Marino Mancinelli, who was the conductor at the Lisbon Opera-house, and, according to some people, the more gifted of the two. On this point I was happily able to reassure my friend. I had not seen both brothers ; but, when at Bologna in 1879, I had seen Luigi Mancinelli direct at the Teatro Comunale a remarkably fine performance of Gounod's “Faust" (with a Covent Garden soprano. Mlle. Turolla, as Margherita), and I had considered him a chef-d^orchestre of the first order. Harris was able quickly to confirm this opinion for himself by means of a representation of the selfsame work at the Royal Opera-house.   

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Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900 (New York City, 1903), p. 217-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438423300058 accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: Teatro Communale Bologna


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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written by Charles Gounod
performed by Luigi Mancinelli

Experience Information

Date/Time 1879
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:01:40 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:29:28 +0100