Benjamin Britten in Royal Opera House - 27 May, 1931, 07:30 PM

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, May 27 1931, page 75:

Pop, Mum, & Beth go to Gloucester by car from Lowestoft, to stay. Go to Covent Garden after breakfast in an unsuccessful attempt to get campstools to put in a queue. Have my hair cut a Whiteleys, before practising (11.0–12.0) & v. good pft. lesson 12.40. Practise in aft. & then meet Barbara & Miss Hurst, have dinner at Eustace Miles, & then go & sit in queue for Cov. Garden op. Lohengrin at 7.30. Op. very well done; orch moderate. Elsa v. good actress only distressing wobble (E. Teschemacher). Loh. (Willi Wörle) excellent; best of all Olkzewska as Ortrud. What a voice! The opera is (except …   more >>
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, May 27 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, volume 72 (:London, 2009), p. 75. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Royal Opera House


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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written by Richard Wagner
performed by E. Teschemache, Maria Olczewska, Willi Wörle

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 May, 1931, 07:30 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:17:16 +0100