William Beatty-Kingston in Vienna - 1867

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 26-27:

Berlin, on the other hand, in the year of grace 1867, was able to put Tannhaeuser on the boards of the Hofoper with a cast that has never been beaten since that time [...] Of Albert Niemann as Tannhaeuser,Betz as Wolfram, the Voggenhuber as Elizabeth and the younger Grossi as Venus, it might have been surmised with equal vraisemblance — so admirable was their vocal and dramatic impersonation of those characters— either that the parts in question had been expressly written for them by the great Saxon composer, or that they had been…   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 26-27. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444166317338 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
1837-1900

Experience Information

Date/Time 1867
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:18:38 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:47:30 +0000