Richard Temple Savage in Royal Opera House - 1949

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 125:

Muriel Brunskill, the contralto, was the other artist who wanted alteration. She asked for her last outburst as Ortrud in "Lohengrin" in 1949 to be put down a minor third. "But that's ridiculous!" I complained to Rankl. "It will be off the bottom of some of the instruments." "Put it down a semi-tone, she won't notice," he said. So I did and she didn't - or at least she never complained.
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 125. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Royal Opera House


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

Listening to

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written by Richard Wagner
performed by Covent Garden Opera Company, Muriel Brunskill, Karl Rankl

Experience Information

Date/Time 1949
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 11 May 2015 17:24:58 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:04:52 +0000