May 1

Musical Caricatures in the RIPM Archives No. 3

What greater threat than depriving the audience of what it holds most dear?

Richard Wagner à Munich.  Le premier Bavarois qui aura le malheur de bailler à mon opéra sera privé de bière pendant huit jours! /
Richard Wagner in Munich. The first Bavarian who has the misfortune of yawing during my opera will be deprived of beer for eight days!
L’Illustration, Vol. XLVI No. 1167 (8 July 1865): 28.

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Posted May 1, 2019 by Ben Knysak in category "Curios and Chronicles", "Illustration(s) of the Week