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.
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: 28 July, 2021
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I am Titania
written by Ambroise Thomas
|performed by Georgina Burns|
|Date/Time||late 19th Century|
Stanislaus Joyce relates his uncle, William Murray's response to hearing Georgina Burns singing a number from Mignon.