Hermann Klein in Liceo Theatre, Barcelona - January, 1896

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900, page 377:

Another light-opera debut at this period was that of the clever Spanish pianist  and composer, Senor Albeniz, who conducted his “Magic Opal" during a run of considerable duration. A vastly superior work, however, was his “Pepita Jimenez,'' an exquisitely poetic opera  founded upon Juan Valera's famous novel by Frank B. M. Coutts. I witnessed the production  of “Pepita Jimenez'' at the Liceo Theatre, Barcelona, in January, 1896, and admired it so much  that I often wonder why the little chef-d'oeuvre  has traveled no farther.

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900 (New York City, 1903), p. 377. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438530429201 accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Liceo Theatre, Barcelona


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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Pepita Jimenez
written by Albéniz, Isaac, 1860-1909

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1896
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 16:47:10 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:06:37 +0100