Virginia Woolf in London - 7 June, 1918
from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.1, 1915-1919, pages 153 - 154:
L. was told the other day that the raids are carried out by women. Women's bodies were found in the wrecked aeroplanes. They are smaller & lighter, & thus leave more room for bombs. Perhaps its sentimental, but the thought seems to me to add a particular touch of horror.
I went to the Magic Flute, & thought rather better of humanity for having that in them. Goldie was in the same row with me, thinking I daresay much the same thoughts, though the proximity of two youthful men may have coloured them differently. There were Roger & Pippa, & … more >>
Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.1, 1915-1919, volume 1 (Harmondsworth, 1979), p. 153 - 154. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444129601217 accessed: 26 November, 2022
Listening tohide composers
The Magic Flute
written by Mozart, Amadeus Mozart
|Date/Time||7 June, 1918|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Although not explicit in the diary, the footnote adds that this production was 'in the repertory of Sir Thomas Beecham's 'Summer Season of Grand Opera in English' performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane'