Mrs. Britten et al. in Vienna - 13 November, 1934

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

Rest in aft, & have late tea at 5.0 (eggs & things) & go off to opera to see Meistersinger. Any trace of illness is then obliviated by the Prelude, & we enjoy a wonderful evening. Krauss conducted very well - one or two speeds weren't mine but on the whole, fine - the orchestra superb as usual. Prohaska was a very lovable Sachs, who poured forth volumes of lovely sound, & acted excellently. Ursuleac lookd & sounded very lovely as Eva. As Walther, Kalenberg wasnt so good - looked nice & acted well but too small a voice, Beckmesser (Weidemann) & David …   more >>

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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 233. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Die Meistersinger
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Clemens Krauss, Kalenberg, Prohaska, Ursuleac, Wiedemann, Zimmermann

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 November, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:26:15 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:53:35 +0100