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The Reminiscences of Charles Santley

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  • Date Published: January 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108076845

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  • Sir Charles Santley (1834–1922), the English baritone whose career spanned more than fifty years, embracing both the operatic and concert stages, ranked among the foremost singers of his generation. After studying in Italy, he returned to England, where he was soon in great demand on the concert platform and in operatic roles, singing with the Pyne-Harrison, Mapleson and Carl Rosa opera companies, the Sacred Harmonic Society, the Philharmonic Society, and at the major English music festivals. His name is linked inseparably with the lavish Handel festivals at the Crystal Palace, and with the prophet in Mendelssohn's great oratorio Elijah. Santley's memoirs, first published in 1892 and reissued here in the third edition of that year, concentrate almost exclusively on his operatic career (a further volume on his concert experiences had been planned). His genial and informative anecdotes underpin the overriding message that hard work and perseverance win the day.

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    • Date Published: January 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108076845
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The sea
    2. Youthful aspirations and subsequent disillusionment
    3. Carl Formes' influence upon me
    4. Farewell to Liverpool
    5. My lodgings
    6. Vocalizzi and solfeggi
    7. A cold winter
    8. Church festivals and their curious customs
    9. Efforts to obtain work
    10. Return to Milan
    11. Visit to Hullah
    12. A formidable fellow-lodger
    13. 1862, an eventful year
    14. My new comrades
    15. Season of 1864
    16. Season of 1865
    17. Season of 1866
    18. Death of J. C. Tully
    19. Season of 1869
    20. Mr George Wood undertakes the Italian opera at Drury Lane
    21. Off to America
    22. Success with 'Zampa'
    23. Retrospect and prospect.

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    Charles Santley

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