Richard Temple Savage in Opéra-Comique - 11 November, 1945

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, pages 101-102:

It was November 11th when I went to "Pelléas et Mélisande " at the Opéra Comique and at the end of the first act a short, stout official in a tricolor sash suddenly marched onto the stage, positioned himself between the two principal singers and proceeded to harangue us in a fervent Gallic manner which I am afraid the English visitors found very hard to take.
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 101-102. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Opéra-Comique


Richard Temple Savage
clarinettist music librarian, writer, music librarian, Clarinetist, Writer

Listening to

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Pelléas et Mélisande (opera)
written by Claude Debussy
performed by unspecified instrumentalists and singers

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 November, 1945
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 02 May 2015 18:04:23 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:59:19 +0000