in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I had heard Kathleen Ferrier  at Wigmore Hall and had gone back-stage to speak to her.  I was shy in the presence of a voice I had known from radio and records.  My recollection of her was of the beauty of her eyes and her concentration on me.  When she was performing the 'Poeme de L'Amour et de la (?) Mer' at the RFH, unfortunately the orchestra score had not arrived and Gerald Moore stood in for the LSO.  The radiant beauty of her singing, in a black dress, was unforgettable.  I did not realise that I…   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 28 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Opera concert performed by Kathleen Ferrier

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 16:56:37 +0000
Approved on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:14:40 +0000