Chopin in Warsaw - August, 1830

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 51:

Soliva drilled Mlle Wolkow so well for last Saturday that she charmed both the stalls and the pit by her coquetry, her excellent acting and lovely eyes and teeth. She was prettier than any of our actresses; but in the first act I scarcely recognised her voice. She came on in a rich costume, seeming to walk by the sea-side, with lorgnette in hand and flashing deadly glances  [...] She moved with such elegance that no one would have taken her for a beginner. All the same in spite of the tremendous applause and bravos she was so nervous that I did not recognise her until her aria in the …   more >>

cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 51. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Warsaw


Composer, Pianist

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1830
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:29:41 +0000
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 15:10:56 +0100