Darius Milhaud in Paris - December, 1923
from Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc, page 67:
La Brebis caused a great scandal among the season-ticket subscribers during the first act. Police intervened, performance stopped. Wolff yelled at the audience; then, by the end of the second act, we 'had' them. Carré is going to publish the press criticisms of Pelléas. He is very good, but the Isola brothers are terrified.
Francis Poulenc, and Sidney Buckland (ed.), Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc (:London, 1991), p. 67. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1482259468607 accessed: 29 January, 2023
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La Brebis égarée
written by Darius Milhaud
|performed by Albert Wolff (conductor)|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Letter from Darius Milhaud to Francis Poulenc, 1923. 'La Brebis égarée, Milhaud's first opera, with a text by Francis Jammes (1868-1938), was written in 1910-1914 and first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris in December 1923, conducted by Albert Wolff (1884-1970). Wolff had been conductor at the Opéra-Comique since 1911. He was director of music there from 1921-24 and director from 1945-46.