in Royal Festival Hall - 18 October, 1959

from Southbank Centre Archive:

18 October 1959:  concert performance of "Don Giovanni" conducted by Colin Davis with Sutherland, Schwarzkopf, Wachter, Alva, etc.  As a 14 year old on pocket money I had bought the cheapest seat available, in the Choir, behind the orchestra and soloists.  On entering the auditorium (not actually my first visit, but it was an early one) the usher looked at my ticket and said apologetically: "There's been a mix up - please would you accept this one instead?"  When I looked I had been given a top price stalls …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 27 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Don Giovanni
written by Mozart
performed by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Sir Colin Davis, Dame Joan Sutherland

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 October, 1959
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:55:06 +0000
Approved on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:13:38 +0000