Chopin in Warsaw - September, 1828

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 13:

[...] Colli and Mme Toussaint sang a few weeks ago in The Barber [of Seville]. It so happened that I arrived just then in Warsaw from Sanniki with Kostus 2 for a few days. I was most curious to see that first act-- they only did the first act-- in Italian: all day long I rubbed my hands in anticipation. But on the evening itself if it hadn't been for Mme Toussaint I could have murdered Colli. He acted so much the Italian low comedian and sang so much out of tune that it was frightful. Once, as he rushed off the stage, he fell over. Need I say more? Just imagine this Colli fellow, …   more >>

cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 13. accessed: 16 April, 2024

location of experience: Warsaw


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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The Barber of Seville
written by Rossini
performed by Colli, Mme Toussaint

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1828
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:14:16 +0000
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:41:40 +0100