Michael Kerr in Schwerin - 1929

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: 5 October, 2022

location of experience: Schwerin


Michael Kerr
Author, High Court judge, lawyer

Listening to

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

Experience Information

Date/Time 1929
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