Nannette Hill et al. in Savoy Theatre - 1 July, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 109:

Nannette Hill (daughter of Sir Leonard) comes to dinner, & we both go (tickets given by Lady Hill) to the Ballet (Camargo etc.) at Savoy Theatre. Not particularly impressed by FĂȘte Galante of Glinka. Tchaikovsky's Lac des Cygnes was effective & Anton Dolin danced v. well in this & Lord of Burleigh (Mendelssohn - arr. E. Evans)* which was very amusing.
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 109. accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: Savoy Theatre


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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FĂȘte Galante
written by Mikail Ivanovich Glinka
Lord of Burleigh
written by Felix Mendelssohn
Swan Lake
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 July, 1932
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


*Tennyson-inspired ballet with music by Felix Mendelssohn; scenario and arrangement by Edwin Evans, orchestrated by Gordon Jacob.

Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 22:36:56 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:39:37 +0100