William Beatty-Kingston in Vienna - 1884

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 297-298:

But on the first of European operatic stages it [Tristan and Isolde] was never once performed during Richard Wagner's life; the Vienna Hofoper, having owed him a debt of honour for a score of years, only paid it to his manes. Tristan and Isolde was set and mounted with the utmost splendour in the spring of 1884; its cast comprised Winkelmann, Scaria and Frau Materna; its "tone-poem" was interpreted by the finest operatic orchestra in the world; but it is a pity that so handsome an amende honorable could …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 297-298. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451935252058 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
1837-1900

Listening to

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Tristan und Isolde
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time 1884
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 19:20:52 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:06:35 +0000