anonymous in Royal Festival Hall - 1974
from Southbank Centre Archive:
1974, sitting at the very front to see Boris Christoff - terrifying, not because I expected to be called upon to sing along with him, but just in case I breathed too loud and he might just LOOK AT ME WITH THE FEROCIOUS GLARE THAT ONLY HE COULD DO. I managed to survive by not breathing for 90 minutes - an extraordinary singer. The only other time I have felt quite so un-nerved was to find myself sitting at the very front for a Max Wall performace (not at RFH).
Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424522870796 accessed: 19 August, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)
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|performance of 'unknown'||performed by Boris Christoff|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|