John Lloyd Williams in Her Majesty's Theatre - mid July, 1881

from J. Lloyd Williams Diaries 1880-1, pages iii:

 

To Her Majesty’s O[pera] H[ouse] had a seat in the front of the amphitheatre stalls - too high by far for hearing - what a bore this dressing is - why should it have such importance - What an immense building - 6 tiers

 

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Carmen - Overture

 

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cite as

John Lloyd Williams, J. Lloyd Williams Diaries 1880-1. In NLW, number GB 0210 JLLW MB1/1, p. iii. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447417078706 accessed: 30 November, 2021

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre

Listeners

John Lloyd Williams
Botanist, botanist, editor, examiner […]
1854-1945

Listening to

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Carmen
written by Georges Bizet
performed by Adelina Patti, Luigi Arditi

Experience Information

Date/Time mid July, 1881
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

J. Lloyd Williams occasionally includes highly detail accounts of performances he attends, which are complicated by their hasty script. In this instance he describes a performance of Carmen at Her Majesty's Theatre (he calls it Opera House), though some of his commentary is illegible, there are still interesting observations present.


Originally submitted by acusworth on Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:17:58 +0000
Approved on Wed, 09 Nov 2016 10:14:59 +0000