Hermann Klein in England - 4 May, 1872

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 19-20:

Theresa Tietjens was one of the few leading sopranos of her time (Adelina Patti was also one; Emma Albani, another) who could be regarded as equally distinguished interpreters of oratorio and opera. If Lemmens-Sherrington, being a born Englishwoman, could claim to be the legitimate successor of Clara Novello, the position of the dramatic "star" of oratorio was no less truly shared by Rudersdorff and Tietjens, until the former took up her residence in the United States (1872), leaving her friend and rival to reign supreme. Hearing Tietjens as I did in oratorio, …   more >>

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 19-20. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438943907348 accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: England


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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Lucrezia Borgia
written by Gaetano Donizetti
performed by Theresa Tietjens
Les Huguenots
written by Giacomo Meyerbeer
performed by Theresa Tietjens
written by Beethoven, Beethoven
performed by Theresa Tietjens

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 May, 1872
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 07 Aug 2015 11:38:27 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:05:16 +0000