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.
Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 78. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450198899921 accessed: 2 February, 2023
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written by Gaetano Donizetti, Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi
|performed by Handel and Haydn Society Boston|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|