Hermann Klein in Covent Garden - April, 1779

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 101-102:

Early in April [1779], Covent Garden opened under the sole management of Ernest Gye, whose father had died from the effects of a gun accident in the preceding December. Here the peerless Adelina Patti once more headed the prime donne; Scalchi, still in her prime, was the principal contralto; Gayarre, Nicolini, and Capoul were the leading tenors; and to such barytones as Graziani, Cotogni, and Maurel was now added that superb singer Jean Lassalle, for whom was produced Massenet's picturesque but unequal opera, "Le Roi de Lahore."

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 101-102. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1439055096433 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Covent Garden

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Le Roi de Lahore
written by Jules Massenet
performed by Capoul, Cotogni, Graziani, Guiliano Gayarre, Jean Lassalle, Maurel, Nicolini, Scalchi, Adelina Patti

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1779
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 08 Aug 2015 18:31:36 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:05:59 +0000