William Beatty-Kingston in Cairo - mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 253:

As to evening amusements, there are two pretty little theatres, one dedicated to the lyric drama, the other to comedy and operetta, at which performances are given alternately, so that one need be at no loss how to spend the hours between dinner and bed-time. Moreover, musical cafes abound in Cairo cafes of considerable dimensions, in which on est pousse & la consommation by the strains of Donizetti, Strauss, Wagner! I once heard at the Grand Café Egyptien the "Flying Dutchman" done into quadrilles. 

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 2 (London, 1887), p. 253. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452101089340 accessed: 8 December, 2023

location of experience: Cairo


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation

Listening to

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The Flying Dutchman
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:24:49 +0000
Approved on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:46:50 +0000