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. 

cite as

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: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Darius Milhaud

Listening to

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La Brebis égarée
written by Darius Milhaud
performed by Albert Wolff (conductor)

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1923
Medium live
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.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:44:28 +0000
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:45:38 +0100