William Murray - late 19th Century

from The Dublin Diary of Stanislaus Joyce, page 36:

Uncle Willie has made two good phrases. He described the aristocracy waltzing at the castle ball as 'looking at one another like cats'. Describing Georgina Burns singing 'I am Titania' from 'Mignon', he said that she used to sing the runs with extraordinary flexibility and that she hit the last high 'C' (I think) with a note like the smashing of thin glass. 


cite as

Stanislaus Joyce, The Dublin Diary of Stanislaus Joyce. In George Harris Healey (ed.), The complete Dublin diary of Stanislaus Joyce (Ithaca, 1971), p. 36. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447879681598 accessed: 2 October, 2023


William Murray

Listening to

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I am Titania
written by Ambroise Thomas
performed by Georgina Burns

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors


Stanislaus Joyce relates his uncle, William Murray's response to hearing Georgina Burns singing a number from Mignon.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 20:48:01 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:23:30 +0000