Richard Temple Savage et al. in Royal Opera House - 1952

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 140:

In the long dull days of touring, Howell Glynne, the Baron Ochs in "Rosenkavalier" at that time, used to love to tell of the night when he appeared to have totally lost his voice. In spite of his whispered protestations that he could not possibly sing, Kleiber, who had come to his dressing-room, told him not to worry: "Just leave it to me." When the Baron's first entry came, Kleiber drew an expressive finger across his throat and gestured to us to play pianissimo. At first Howell really had no voice but he gradually grew in confidence until by the end of the opera he was singing in full voice …   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 140. accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: Royal Opera House


Richard Temple Savage
clarinettist music librarian, writer, music librarian, Clarinetist, Writer
Howell Glynne
opera singer - bass

Listening to

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written by Richard Strauss
performed by Covent Garden Opera Company, Howell Glynne, Erich Kleiber

Experience Information

Date/Time 1952
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Follows on from Experience 1433701348308.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 07 Jun 2015 19:22:08 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:10:43 +0000