John Lloyd Williams in Her Majesty's Theatre - mid July, 1881

from J. Lloyd Williams Diaries 1880-1, pages iii:


To Her Majesty’s O[pera] H[ouse] had a seat in the front of the amphitheatre stalls - too high by far for hearing - what a bore this dressing is - why should it have such importance - What an immense building - 6 tiers





Carmen - Overture


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cite as

John Lloyd Williams, J. Lloyd Williams Diaries 1880-1. In NLW, number GB 0210 JLLW MB1/1, p. iii. accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


John Lloyd Williams
Botanist, botanist, editor, examiner […]

Listening to

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written by Georges Bizet
performed by Adelina Patti, Luigi Arditi

Experience Information

Date/Time mid July, 1881
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


J. Lloyd Williams occasionally includes highly detail accounts of performances he attends, which are complicated by their hasty script. In this instance he describes a performance of Carmen at Her Majesty's Theatre (he calls it Opera House), though some of his commentary is illegible, there are still interesting observations present.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:17:58 +0000
Approved on Wed, 09 Nov 2016 10:14:59 +0000