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.
cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 109. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434663416473 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: Savoy Theatre

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

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

Notes

*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