Richard Temple Savage in Royal Opera House - at the end of the 1940's

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 117:

Probably the most successful production of our first year was "Turandot" with sets by Leslie Hurry and Dame Eva Turner in the title role. She was already in her middle fifties but her magnificent voice had lost none of its power and only a little of its sharpness of definition. Constant Lambert conducted and before the first night the tenor, Walter Midgley, came down to see me and asked to mark various pauses he intended to make very clearly in the score so Lambert could not miss them. "Is he still having trouble following singers, then?" I asked innocently. "Follows?" cried Midgley in his …   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 117. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Royal Opera House


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

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written by Giacomo Puccini
performed by Covent Garden Opera Company, Constant Lambert, Walter Midgley

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1940's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 04 May 2015 13:35:31 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:03:02 +0000