Benjamin Britten in Prestatyn - 30 April, 1934
from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, pages 209-210:
After - I listen to broadcast from Covent Garden of Act. I of Beethoven's World-wonder 'Fidelio' - the more I hear of this music, the smaller I feel. Very good cast - Lotte Lehman superb as Leonore (Abscheulicher was thrilling) & a very delightful Marcelline (Berger). Rocco (Kipnis) very good also. Beecham good but not first-class, & orchestra only so-so. Even then, it was a thrill, and the glorious sound of the 'Canon' was unbelievable. What music.
John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 209. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438029652850 accessed: 2 October, 2023
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|Fidelio||performed by Berger, Kipnis, Sir Thomas Beecham, Lotte Lehmann|
|Date/Time||30 April, 1934|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors, solitary|