Chopin in Paris - December, 1831

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 100:

But I haven't mentioned the Opera yet. Never have I heard the Barber as last week with Lablache, Rubini and Malibran (Garcia), nor Otello as with Rubini, Pasta and Lablache; or again, Italiana in Algeri as with Rubini, Lablache and Mme Raimbeaux. Now, if ever, I have everything in Paris. You cannot conceive what Lablache is like! They say that Pasta has gone off, but I never saw anything more sublime. Malibran impresses you merely by her marvellous voice, but no one sings like her. Miraculous! Marvellous! Rubini is an excellent tenor. He sings true notes, never falsetto and sometimes his …   more >>
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Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 100. accessed: 18 April, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Italiana in Algeri
The Barber of Seville
written by Rossini

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1831
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:15:21 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 09:42:01 +0100