Dame Margot Fontaine in Royal Festival Hall - the 1980's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

The first time I came to the Royal Festival Hall with my daughter aged 7-8 we saw the "Nutcracker" Dame Margot Fontaine was in the audience, my daughter was in awe of her. The conducter was taken ill during the interval. We had an hour long interval. My husband and young son were waiting outside when the balet finished. What a long wait they had. I day I will remember forever, the first London Ballet we both had been to. "Wonderful show".

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444652778731 accessed: 5 December, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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Ballet Suite, The Nutcracker, Op. 71a
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1980's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:26:18 +0100
Approved on Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:11:26 +0000