Michael Kerr in Schwerin

from As Far As I Remember, page 32:

My mother also had her own career and quite a lot of success. She had composed an opera, Die schöne Lau, based on a text by Möricke, a tale about a mermaid. It was performed, perhaps mainly because of her name, and we were taken to the first night at the Opera House in Schwerin in Mecklenburg. This must have been about 1929. I only remember that it all took place at the bottom of the sea and I couldn't understand how they stopped the water from flowing into the auditorium or how the people could sing under water. I was not very musical at that time. When I was taken to my…   more >>

cite as

Michael Kerr, As Far As I Remember (Oxford, 2006), p. 32. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1404078663826 accessed: 30 January, 2023

location of experience: Schwerin

Listeners

Michael Kerr
Author, High Court judge, lawyer
1921-2002

Listening to

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Die schöne Lau
written by Julia Kerr
The Flying Dutchman
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:51:04 +0100
Approved on Tue, 08 Sep 2020 18:48:59 +0100