London audiences in London - mid 19th Century

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 14-15:

It was at the suggestion of Malibran that [Sir Julius] Benedict left Paris and 
went to England in 1835. He quickly made his mark as an operatic composer, and
successfully competed with Michael Balfe and Vincent Wallace in the race for
fame. Like them, he wrote and produced many operas; like them, he left only one
that really promises to survive. Indeed, Benedict's "Lily of Killarney" is the
sole English opera of the so-called "ballad" type that still shares popularity
with "The Bohemian Girl" and "Maritana." Although such a mediocre conductor, he …   more >>
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Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 14-15. accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: London


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Monday Popular Concerts performed by Sir Julius Benedict

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 06 Aug 2015 20:49:04 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:00:10 +0000