Thomas Ryan in Greater Boston - in the middle of the 1800's

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 41-42:

For a while opera meant Italian music only; then, with Martha and Stradella, came a sprinkling of the lighter class of German operas. The mixture was healthy and prepared our people for the greater things yet to come. Finally the red-letter day dawned which brought me a degree of happiness that I shall never forget Max Maretzek had an opera troupe in the Federal Street Theatre. He brought out Mozart’s Don Giovanni, with the fine singer Bosio as …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 41-42. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449604885298 accessed: 24 November, 2020

location of experience: Greater Boston

Listeners

Thomas Ryan
Musician
1827-1903

Listening to

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Fidelio
written by Beethoven, Beethoven
Don Giovanni
written by Mozart
performed by Bosio, Max Maretzek

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 08 Dec 2015 20:01:25 +0000
Approved on Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:44:17 +0000