Richard Temple Savage in Royal Opera House

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, pages 15-16:

My mother provided the funds and I bought a thirteen and ninepenny ticket for "Der Rosenkavalier". The seat looked excellent on the plan but it was in reality so far to the side that I could only see a few square feet of stage on the O.P. side - if I stood up. And whenever I stood up my seat squeaked. Bruno Walter would generally conduct only the first performance of each opera and then hand over to Robert Heger whom I found a trifle on the dull side. The cast, however, was scintillating: Gitta Alpar as Sophie, Delia Reinhardt as Octavian, Elisabeth Ohms and the Marschallin and the inimitable …   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 15-16. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Royal Opera House


Richard Temple Savage
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Listening to

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written by Richard Strauss
performed by Delia Reinhardt, Elisabeth Ohms, Richard Mayr, Robert Heger, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Gitta Alpár

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:28:59 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:14:34 +0000