in Italy - 1868

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 369-370:

It was in one of these [Italian] theatres, thronged for the nonce, that I happened to be seated, hopeful of whiling away a long idle evening by the aid of the Trovatore — announced for performance by a galaxy of stars that professed to have sparkled in Royal Opera-houses without number — when the ire of the audience, justly aroused by the ladies of the robust tenor — let us continue to call him Signer Malandrino, in recognition of his vocal turpitude — broke all bounds, and gave rise to an episode of riot and clamour compared …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 369-370. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452012961593 accessed: 8 December, 2021

location of experience: Italy

Experience Information

Date/Time 1868
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 16:56:01 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:08:41 +0000