Mrs. Britten et al. in Vienna - 7 November, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 232:

After dinner we go to Falstaff at the opera, & I am more thrilled than I have been for ages - & so was the audience. 1st perf. at opera and the applause lasted for nearly 1/4 hr. Clemens Krauss conducts splendidly, & the orch. was simply a miracle of perfection - Falstaff was played by Jaro Prohaska, who was a great singer, & gave a delightful character study. The whole cast sang & acted splendidly, esp. Mrs Quickly (Fr. Anday). The scenery & ballet at the end were enchanting. But the greatest honours go to great old Verdi - for his glorious score - humour, …   more >>

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 232. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Clemens Krauss, Fr. Anday, Jaro Prohaska

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 November, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:10:27 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:55:31 +0100