in Dresden - 1868

from Musings & memories of a musician, pages 24-25:

That same year Mr. Rietz, who evidently had heard of my singing of the part of " Hans Sachs," invited me to Dresden to sing to him and the intendant with a view to engaging me for the opera. This time my dreams of a great operatic career seemed to be getting nearer to realisation than before ; but when, after evidently having satisfied both these gentlemen, I was given to understand that at first I should not be allowed to sing any but small parts, like the Herald in Lohengrin, I gratefully declined the offer.

cite as

Georg Henschel, Musings & memories of a musician (London, 1918), p. 24-25. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Dresden

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 21:49:59 +0000
Approved on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:06:55 +0000