William Beatty-Kingston in Berlin - between the 1860's and the 1870's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 349:

The Berlin Opera-house is a marvel of discomfort. Not the slightest provision is made by its directors for the comfort of the public, which is expected to contribute its money gratefully for inferior performances and wretched accommodation. There is no foyer, no tabagie, no ventilation. For the privilege of being slowly boiled and listening to third-rate singing you have to pay from six to nine shillings, if you select the stalls — into which officers are forbidden to enter — as your abiding-place for the evening, …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 349. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451992458113 accessed: 29 May, 2022

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1860's and the 1870's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:14:18 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:56:14 +0000