Igor Stravinksy in Stockholm - at the end of 1961
from Themes and Conclusions, page 203:
But as for the charge that ‘never was an opera less theatrical or more undramatic’, I can say that a few months ago in Stockholm it was one of the most dramatic theatrical experiences in my life, and as the performance I saw was the thirty-fifth sold-out one in four off-season months (in a city with one eighth the population of Los Angeles), I do not think my reaction is egocentric.
Igor Stravinksy, Themes and Conclusions (Queen Square, London, 1972), p. 203. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450192128690 accessed: 11 December, 2023
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The Rake's Progress
written by Igor Stravinksy
|Date/Time||at the end of 1961|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Letter from Stravinsky to Los Angeles Times ‘s Music Editor, California, January 5, 1962.