Wilhelm Ganz in Covent Garden - 1909

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 324-5:

Madame Kirkby Lunn, the great English con- tralto, first came out as Norah in Stanford's Shamus O'Brien in 1896, then joined the Carl Rosa Opera Company at Manchester, and then sang with great success at Covent Garden, where she created the part of Dalila in Saint-Saen's opera. How can we ever forget her delivery of the beautiful aria " Mon Coeur s'ouvre a ta voix," or " Printemps qui commence " ? She is also great as Amneris in A'ida, and as a concert singer she is simply perfection. I have heard her sing at most of her recitals and her voice reminds me very much of Alboni's. I cannot pay …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 324-5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436519578396 accessed: 25 February, 2024

location of experience: Covent Garden


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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Samson et Dalila
written by Saint-Saens, Camille Saint-Saƫns
performed by Louise Kirkby-Lunn

Experience Information

Date/Time 1909
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:12:58 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:12:55 +0000