Thirty Years' Musical Recollections (1862)
by Henry Fothergill Chorley (9780217563109)

Thirty Years' Musical Recollections (1862)
Henry Fothergill Chorley
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 126
Category: Opera
ISBN: 9780217563109
ISBN-10: 0217563104

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE YEAR 1849. HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE. OPERAS. " Norma," "La Sonnambula."? Bettini. " H Matri- monio." ? Cimarosa. " La Favorita," "Linda," ? Donizetti. " Robert." ? Meyerbeer. " Don Giovanni," " Le Nozze." ? Mozart. " La Cenerentola," " H Barbiere," " Semiramide," "La Gazza Ladra," " OteUo," ? Rossini. "I due Fos- cari."? Verdi. Mdes. Alboni. Van Gelder (Giuliani). Parodi. Lind. Rossi-Sontag. ? MM. Gardoni. Beletti. Lablache. F. La- blache. Bordas. Coletti. Calzolari. Bartolini. BALLETS. " Le Diable k Quatre." " Electra." anitrs. Mdes. Carlotta Grisi. Rosati. M. Taglioni. . THE YEAR 1849. Signor Rossini's music, which had been all but banished from Her Majesty's Theatre for a couple of seasons (Mademoiselle Lind not being, apparently, at ease in his operas), returned there this year, in consequence of changes in the company, which rendered performances of the newer refectory not attractive. Signor Verdi's star (as may be seen) had waned? not to brighten in England until his real popularity arrived in "II Trovatore," and (more's the discredit ) "La Traviata."?There was no attempt to promise or to produce any new work. The thing to be done, clearly, was to " keep the theatre going," in some manner or other.?It was no longer a case of art, but of artists. The return of Madame Sontag to the stage?as one of the most remarkable events in the biography of singers?claims a separate notice.?AnotherMADEMOISELLE PARODI. 63 curious appearance was made in the person of Mademoiselle Parodi.?Of this young lady persons conversant with the theatres across the Alps had been hearing for some years.?It had been told them that she was the tragic singer on whom Madame Pasta had let fall her mantle?that she had been watched, cherished, counselled, approved, by that admira...

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