Richard Temple Savage in Theatre Royal - August, 1947

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 119:

It was on this tour that Constance Shacklock sang her first "Carmen". She was always a very whole-hearted performer, given in her early days to impromptu asides like: "Well, you know what he's like!" which were audible to the front stalls. As she was making her escape while being led off to jail at the end of the first act she knocked over not only the guar but a portion of the scenery as well. In a later performance she would attack Don José, (Edgar Evans) so vehemently with the knife in Act III that he was slightly wounded. Still, it was all in the cause of verismo.
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 119. accessed: 22 April, 2024

location of experience: Theatre Royal


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

Listening to

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written by Georges Bizet
performed by Constance Shacklock, Covent Garden Opera Company, Edgar Evans, other unnamed singers and instrumentalists, Karl Rankl

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1947
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Follows straight on from Experience 1431361309957.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 11 May 2015 17:22:50 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:03:48 +0000