in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

We came to the Festival hall from the time it opened. We did not have much money in those days and could afford only the cheapest seats behind the Orchestra which had the advantage of watching the Conductors and some of their antics. The highlight was the visit of the Vienna State Opera for which we scraped the money together, and these performances were quite unforgettable.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 21 June, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Opera performed by Vienna State Opera
an operatic performance
written by Dryden, Rochmaninoff
performed by Vienna State Opera

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:03:07 +0000
Approved on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:51:18 +0000