Miss Fass et al. in Royal College of Music - 8 December, 1931

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, pages 91-92:

After dinner I go with Barbara to R.C.M. to operas (sitting with Mrs. Bridge & Miss Fass) - Christmas Rose & Blue Peter (Armstrong Gibbs).* The performance vocally quite good (Miriam excellent)** orchestrally bad. C. Rose may not be an excellent opera from the stage point of view, but when there is little action the music is always sublime - & that is O.K. for me! the Blue Peter was an amusing little thing - merely Musical Comedy - clever in its way - but as different as anything from the adorable C. Rose
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 91-92. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434286684848 accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Royal College of Music


Listening to

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The Blue Peter
written by Armstrong Gibbs
The Christmas Rose
written by Frank Bridge
performed by Eugenie Walmsley

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 December, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


*Armstrong Gibbs The Blue Peter, comic opera in one act, with a libretto by A. P. Herbert. A large collection of the original manuscripts of Armstrong Gibbs is now in the Archive of the Britten-Pears Library at Aldeburgh. **The role of Miriam was sung by the soprano Eugenie Walmsley.

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 13:58:05 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:21:10 +0100