Richard Temple Savage in Covent Garden - 1937

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 55:

That same season saw just two performances of a new work by Eugene Goossens, "Don Juan de Mañara", in a most beautiful production ablaze with blue and gold. There was a little serenade which earned a round of applause but otherwise the music was faceless, it was never revived and the event is only worth recording because it was the only new British opera to be put on in the pre-war Grand Season at the Garden in my time.
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 55. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429093353055 accessed: 20 October, 2021

location of experience: Covent Garden

Listeners

Richard Temple Savage
clarinettist music librarian, writer, music librarian, Clarinetist, Writer
1909-

Listening to

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'Don Juan de Mañara'
written by Eugene Aynsley Goossens
performed by unspecified orchestra, unspecified singers

Experience Information

Date/Time 1937
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:22:33 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:38:56 +0000