William Beatty-Kingston in Berlin - the 1860's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 61-62:

Once or twice — notably, one dreadful evening when the Mallinger was playing Susanna to her detested rival's " farfallone amoroso " — the performance came to a dead stop, and the curtain had to be lowered in the middle of the action of the piece, owing to the absolutely riotous behaviour of the antagonistic factions. Some minutes later on, when — the disturbance having been partially quelled by the energetic interference of the police — the curtain again rose, discovering Cherubino and Susanna " as before," Frau von Khaden …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 61-62. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445190472506 accessed: 20 May, 2022

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 18:47:53 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:11:08 +0000