Benjamin Britten in Basel - 25 October, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 229:

In the evening we go with Lisel & the Eisingers to a very lovely show of Zauberflöte at the Stadtheater. I haven't enjoyed anything like this for along time. Perf. very good - delightful Pamina & Papagino (E. Franscher & A. Weltner). A delightful staging, & orch. playing quite good. Of course nothing can be said abt. the music. It is just great from beginning to end. Heil, Mozart!

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 229. accessed: 3 February, 2023

location of experience: Basel


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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The Magic Flute
written by Mozart, Amadeus Mozart
performed by A. Weltner, E. Franscher

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 October, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:31:32 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:04:15 +0100