Thomas Ryan in Boston - the 1800's

from Recollections of an old musician, page 78:

 

[The Handel and Haydn Society] gave operas founded on sacred histories, such as Moses in Egypt, by Rossini; the Martyrs, by Donizetti, and Nabucco, by Verdi. The Moses had a popular run for several seasons. Rossini was then in vogue. Indeed the great arias with their quite tremendous instrumental solo introductions, and the effective concerted pieces and finales of dramatic energy, would be startling even at the present day.

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 78. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450198899921 accessed: 29 July, 2021

location of experience: Boston

Listeners

Thomas Ryan
Musician
1827-1903

Listening to

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opera
written by Gaetano Donizetti, Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Handel and Haydn Society Boston

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:01:40 +0000
Approved on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 07:39:58 +0000