Beth Britten et al. in Covent Garden - 11 May, 1933, 07:00 PM

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 140:

Go on to Covent Garden & meet Beth & Grace before 6.0. Tristan begins at 7.0. Good seats (3rd row of Gallery - 3rd for preference). Frida Leider suddenly [in]disposed, Henny Trundt is rushed from Cologne in the aft. V. good; rather ungainly but sings & acts well. A mild Isolde, who is most impressive at the end. Melchior is simply superb. What a voice! The subtlety of his movements is incredible Olczewska & Janssen (Bran. & Kurn [Brangena and Kurnewal]) were worthy of themselves - colossal & moving achievements. Beecham & orchestra, only blots on the marvellous show. For Anglais v. good. But …   more >>
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 140. accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Covent Garden


Benjamin Britten
Grace Williams
Schoolmistress, Composer

Listening to

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Tristan und Isolde
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Henny Trundt, Sir Thomas Beecham

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 May, 1933, 07:00 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:44:22 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:24:11 +0100