Miss Fass et al. in Lyceum Theatre - 17 June, 1931
Begin Viola part. Usual Practice. Walk with Gates after tea. Frank Bridge rings up at dinner to know whether I can go to Russ. Ballet (at Lyceum) instead of Mrs Bridge who’s not well with toothache. So I go with him & Miss Fass. See De Falla’s El Amor Brujo – Wonderful. Glinka Ratmir’s Dream, mod. & most glorious of all Petrushka; this is an inspiration from beginning to end. Wonderful dancing esp. Voizikowsky as P. Finish with a rolicking Danses Polovtsiennes (Borodin – P. Igor). I have never even imagined there could be such dancing.
Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, June 17 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 76. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408438721149 accessed: 28 November, 2023
Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:58:41 +0100