William Beatty-Kingston in England - the 1880's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 386-387:

 Who, for instance, would have deemed it possible a couple of decades ago that the lessee of Her Majesty's Theatre would have obtained the Lord High Chamberlain's permission to bring out an opera the first scene of which is laid in the heaven of Christianity — not of Buddhism or Brahminism — the entire action and interest of that scene being centred in a wager between the Deity and the Prince of Darkness respecting the ultimate destination of a doubtful human soul? Yet such was the entertainment presented by Colonel Mapleson …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 386-387. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452014379498 accessed: 5 April, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:19:39 +0000
Approved on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:53:26 +0000