Maude V. White in Saint Petersburg - between 1889 and 1890

from Friends and Memories, page 350:

I thoroughly enjoyed the one opera I heard in Petersburg - Glinka’s La Vie pour le Czar. I love the Russian language, which, when sung, sounds to me particularly soft, and full of charm, and it was during that performance that I saw a polonaise danced for the first time. It roused me to absolute enthusiasm. I never saw anything more graceful than the way, at the end of the dance, each man threw himself at the feet of his partner. The music of the opera is charming ; though simple in character, the score contains many delightful folk-songs.

cite as

Maude V. White, Friends and Memories (London, 1914), p. 350. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg


Maude V. White

Listening to

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La Vie pour le Czar
written by Glinka

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1889 and 1890
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 08 Jan 2016 17:48:27 +0000
Approved on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 08:16:04 +0100