Benjamin Britten - 10 November, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 233:

After tea, letters & after dinner 'Carmen' at the Volksoper. Of course it wasn't like the 'Oper'*, but not half a bad show - Carmen being the incredible Maria Olszewska (a guest) who rather overshadows the rest. Orchestra quite good & whole show very lively. Of course the Music is from the beginning to the end just 'it' - & that's all that can be said.

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 233. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438197517578 accessed: 21 October, 2021

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Carmen
written by Georges Bizet
performed by Maria Olczewska

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 November, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

*The Vienna State Opera


Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:18:38 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:54:24 +0100