William Beatty-Kingston in London - the 1880's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 64:

When he [Albert Niemann] made his London debut three years ago at Her Majesty's Theatre in the declamatory part of Siegmund ( Walkuere) his delivery was not appreciably hoarser or harsher than it had been sixteen years previously. Untravelled metropolitan dilettanti who had heard and read of Albert Niemann as the first tenor singer of the Fatherland, could hardly believe their ears whilst listening to his husky declamation, with all the cracks, flaws, and roughness to which his Berlin admirers have for so many years past been accustomed that they…   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 64. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445196264649 accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: London


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation

Listening to

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Die Walk├╝re
written by Richard Wagner, Richard Wagner
performed by Albert Niemann

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 20:24:24 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:21:14 +0000