Hermann Klein in Covent Garden - 1880

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 102,105:

Here let me refer, par parenthese, to the English debut of Edouard de Reszke. That event properly belongs to 1880, when he appeared for the first time at Covent Garden as Indra in "Le Roi de Lahore." He was then about twenty-six, and his noble bass voice had already developed in full splendor the richness of timbre and amplitude of volume for which it is remarkable. He lacked ex- perience, of course ; the art of later years was yet to come. Still, the sonority and grandeur of his tones were an unalloyed delight, notably in such parts as Basilio, St. Bris, Count …   more >>

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 102,105. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1439055377838 accessed: 24 November, 2020

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 Edouard de Reszke

Experience Information

Date/Time 1880
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 08 Aug 2015 18:36:17 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:12:55 +0000