William Beatty-Kingston in Cairo - mid 19th Century
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.
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: 17 May, 2022
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The Flying Dutchman
written by Richard Wagner
|Date/Time||mid 19th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|