Miss Fass et al. in Lyceum Theatre - 17 June, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, June 17 1931, page 76:

Begin Viola part. Usual Practice. Walk with Gates after tea. Frank Bridge rings up at dinner to know whether I can go to Russ. Ballet (at Lyceum) instead of Mrs Bridge who’s not well with toothache. So I go with him & Miss Fass. See De Falla’s El Amor Brujo – Wonderful. Glinka Ratmir’s Dream, mod. & most glorious of all Petrushka; this is an inspiration from beginning to end. Wonderful dancing esp. Voizikowsky as P. Finish with a rolicking Danses Polovtsiennes (Borodin – P. Igor). I have never even imagined there could be such dancing.
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Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, June 17 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 76. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408438721149 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: Lyceum Theatre

Listeners

Listening to

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El Amor Brujo (1914–15)
written by Manuel de Falla
performed by Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo
Petrushka
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo
Polovtsian Dances
written by Aleksandr Borodin
performed by Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo
Ratmir's Aria, A Wonderful Dream
written by Mikail Ivanovich Glinka
performed by Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 June, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:58:41 +0100