in Royal Festival Hall - 1951

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I was 9 years old in 1951, my Grandparents were giving me a treat, a day in London. We had hot chocolate at Fortnum and Mason's, a visit to Harrods and Hamleys and to crown the day we went to the Festival Hall, my first visit, we saw "Spectre de la Rose". It was magical, so pretty and the dancing so brilliant and at the end when the doves flew in amazing. It made an impression on me I shall never forget. I have loved the ballet ever since. Thank you.

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 7 October, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Spectre de la Rose ballet

Experience Information

Date/Time 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:13:16 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:28:32 +0000