Thirty Years' Musical Recollections
by Henry Fothergill Chorley (9780217902694)

Thirty Years' Musical Recollections
 
Henry Fothergill Chorley
Release Date: 18 August 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 118
Category: Opera
ISBN: 9780217902694
ISBN-10: 0217902693



Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE YEAR 1847. HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE. OPERAS. "La Sonnambula," "IPuritani," " Norma."? Bellini. " La Favorite," " Lucia," " La Figlia dell' Reggimento." ? Donizetti. " Robert le Diable." ? Meyerbeer. " Le Nozze di Figaro." ? Mozart. " Nino," " Ernani," " I due Fos- cari," "I Lombardi," " I Masnadieri."? Verdi. IJrintinal Jsin gtrs. Mdes. Sanchioli. Castellan. De Montenegro. Jenny Lind. ? MM. Gardoni. Superchi. Bouche. Coletti. Fraschini. Staudigl. Lablache. F. Lablache. BALLET. " Coralia." |) rinripal Mdes. Rosati. Marie Taglioni. Grahn. Carlotta Grisi. THE YEAR 1847. From this time forth?during some years?there were two Opera-houses. The secession of many artists, and of a large part of the orchestra and chorus, and that in the wake of their conductor, left Her Majesty's Theatre very bare.?Possibly it was an inevitable device, that, as provision for expected performances, there should be a provision of promises,?singular to recollect, now that their utterly unsubstantial basis is known. It was announced that M. Meyerbeer was to bring his "Camp de Silesie" to London?that opera which he has never allowed to travel beyond the barriers of Berlin,?aware, it may be fancied, of its weakness.?It was undertaken that Mendelssohn should, in the same season, produce his opera of "The Tempest."?There was, thirdly, to be a new opera by Signor Verdi. Of these three promises, the last alone was" THE TEMPEST." 295 performed. It may be doubted whether anything beyond the merest preliminary negotiations had been entered into with the two great German masters. The subject of Shakespeare's delicious faery dream had always attracted Mendelssohn. So long, ere this time, as the date of his residence in Dusseldorf, he had been in consultation with Herr Immermann on the...

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