Mrs. Britten et al. in Vienna - 25 November, 1934
Lohengrin at 6.0 It is a lovely work - but not Wagner at his height of course, & there are some dull & bad patches. But alot of it is first rate stuff - most, perhaps. A good show - Orch. not too good & conductor (Fischer) ditto. A very lovely Elsa [BB leaves gap], and a disappointing Lohengrin [BB leaves gap]. The others are all good tho' not super. Staging very fine, and most of the acting good - tho' the duets not convincing.
John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 235. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438248401257 accessed: 9 December, 2022
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written by Richard Wagner
|performed by Fischer|
|Date/Time||25 November, 1934|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|