Jack House in Glasgow - the 1930's

from Music Hall Memories, page 119:

…[T]here was an annual visit from an ad-hoc Italian Operatic Company. The Italian community in Glasgow supported this in a big way. Indeed, it could be said that there was as much enjoyment to be got out of the audience as the performance. Not for them the respectful attitude of opera-goers who are shocked if anyone applauds precipitately. Before a tenor’s final top note, they were already clapping and shouting. They even demanded encores before the opera was allowed to proceed. I was interested to note that one of their singers was not Italian, but Polish. She called herself Kyra…   more >>
cite as

Jack House, Music Hall Memories (Glasgow, 1986), p. 119. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1411398523351 accessed: 27 November, 2021

location of experience: Glasgow

Listeners

Jack House
Journalist, Writer
1906-1991

Listening to

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Bonnie Prince Charlie performed by Kyra Vane
Italian opera performed by Italian Operatic Company

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:08:43 +0100