Hermann Klein in London - 22 June, 1878

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 84-90:

In the summer of the following year to be pre-ise, June 22, 1878 Signor Garcia accompanied me to the first performance in England of Bizet's "Carmen." It was not an easy thing at that time to persuade him to go to the Opera...I recollect that Signor Garcia was in a very critical mood, albeit prepared, with his customary impatiality, to allow the full meed of praise where praise was due. The opera was well cast and well staged. Mr. Mapleson had seen it at the Brussels Monnaie during the preceding winter, and it was on the strength of the success won there, alike …   more >>

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 84-90. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1439053076801 accessed: 7 July, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer
1856-1934

Listening to

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Carmen
written by Georges Bizet
performed by Minnie Hawk, Garcia

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 June, 1878
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 08 Aug 2015 17:57:56 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 09:54:35 +0000