William Beatty-Kingston in Berlin - between 1870 and 1871

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 67-68:

Angrily excited as was German popular feeling against France and Frenchmen during the terrible struggle of 1870-71, the chefs-d'oeuvres of Gounod, Auber, Halevy and Mehul were not even temporarily withdrawn from the repertoire of the Royal house, but appeared on the bills in their due turn (according to certain prescribed customs of the estabUshment) and drew, so the General-Intendant subsequently informed me, audiences quite as numerous and sympathetic as those which attended performances of Die Zauberflote or Der Freischuetz. In no European opera …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 67-68. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445200252432 accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation

Listening to

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The Magic Flute
written by Mozart, Amadeus Mozart
Der Freisch├╝tz
written by Carl Maria von Weber
Bohemian Girl
written by Michael Balfe

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1870 and 1871
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 21:30:52 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:24:33 +0000