Richard Temple Savage in Paris - May, 1952

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 139:

An undeniable success in England despite its lack of love interest and all-male cast, it seemed an odd choice for us to take to Paris for a few days the following spring. Ben used to duck nervously during the ensemble where the officers sing: "Don't like the French, don't like their hoppity-skippety ways - those damned Mounseers" and we noticed that by the last act the audience had thinned noticeably.
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 139. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


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

Listening to

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'Billy Budd'
written by Benjamin Britten
performed by Covent Garden Opera Company, Benjamin Britten

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1952
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Continues on from Experience 1432843043266.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 07 Jun 2015 19:21:25 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:09:38 +0000