Mrs. Britten et al. in Vienna - 3 November, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 231:

Early dinner & we go to opera at 7.0 to see Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Superb show - never have I heard an orchestra play like that - incredible rhythm, precision, & eagerness. And the singers too. Everything was worthy of the inimitable, delightful work - inspired from the beginning to the end. A marvellous introudction to the Wiener Oper. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 231. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438195859457 accessed: 21 October, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Die Fledermaus
written by Johann Strauss II
performed by Wiener Oper

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 November, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:51:00 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:03:09 +0100