Johann Wenzel Tomaschek in Vienna - 8 October, 1814

from Excerpts from the Memoirs of J. W. Tomaschek, page 250:

On...the eighth of October, Don Giovanni was given at the Karntnertor Theater; I attended the perform­ance with my brother. I was convinced that the production of this masterpiece was much superior in Prague and, in short, was by no means pleased with the entire performance. Mme. Campi, who had been the prima donna of the Quardason Opera Com­pany some years earlier, had not gained in artistic accomplish­ment since then, but had indeed lost the fresh quality of her voice; consequently, I found her Donna Anna quite unenjoy­able. Besides, she had the additional habit, induced by her …   more >>
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Abram Loft and Johann Wenzel Tomaschek, Excerpts from the Memoirs of J. W. Tomaschek. In The Musical Quarterly, volume Vol. 32, No. 2 (April, 1946), p. 250. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Johann Wenzel Tomaschek
Composer, Teacher

Listening to

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Don Giovanni
written by Mozart
performed by Mme Campi

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 October, 1814
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Sun, 08 Mar 2015 11:07:16 +0000