Hermann Klein in Lyceum Theatre - 1876

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 47-49:

When Carl Rosa first brought his troupe to the Princess's Theatre, London, in September, 1875, English opera was in a bad way. I am not prepared to assert that it is in a much better way at the present moment. Beyond doubt, however, its fortunes, through the instrumentality of this lamented impresario, underwent a revival that was of the utmost importance...["This] London public is now ripe for English opera of a better sort than Pyne and Harrison provided. It longs for something more than ballad-operas and a 'star' or two. It wants good works and, above all, a …   more >>

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Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 47-49. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438970247128 accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: Lyceum Theatre


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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written by Frederic H. Cowen
The Flying Dutchman
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time 1876
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 07 Aug 2015 18:57:28 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:58:27 +0000