Kevin Crossley-Holland et al. in North London, and Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden - late August, 1950
from The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood, pages 94–97:
One of my father’s colleagues in the Music Department of the BBC was Leonard Isaacs. He had two children, Naomi and Nicky, and when we were nine my father and Leonard hit on the idea of initiating their four children into opera together.
On a Tuesday morning in late August, my father […] drove us up to London.
After lunch, Leonard led Naomi and me into his music room […] Then the two of … more >>
Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood (London, 2009), p. 94–97. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546710830163 accessed: 28 November, 2023
Listening tohide composers
written by Georges Bizet
|performed by members of the Sadler's Wells Opera Company|
written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
|performed by members of the Royal Opera|
run-through of 'Carmen' and 'Die Zauberflöte'
written by Georges Bizet, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
|performed by Leonard Isaacs, Peter Crossley-Holland|
|Date/Time||late August, 1950|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public|