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.

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On a Tuesday morning in late August, my father […] drove us up to London.

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After lunch, Leonard led Naomi and me into his music room […] Then the two of …   more >>

cite as

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: 24 November, 2020

location of experience: North London, and Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Listeners

Kevin Crossley-Holland
children's author, Novelist, Poet, translator
1941-
Leonard Isaacs
BBC producer and administrator, Composer, Conductor, Pianist […]
1909-1997
Peter Crossley-Holland
BBC radio producer, Composer, ethnomusicologist, professor of music […]
1916-2001

Listening to

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Carmen
written by Georges Bizet
performed by members of the Sadler's Wells Opera Company
Die Zauberflöte
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

Experience Information

Date/Time late August, 1950
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sat, 05 Jan 2019 17:53:51 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:29:07 +0100