Mrs. Britten et al. in Vienna - 25 November, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 235:

Lohengrin at 6.0 It is a lovely work - but not Wagner at his height of course, & there are some dull & bad patches. But alot of it is first rate stuff - most, perhaps. A good show - Orch. not too good & conductor (Fischer) ditto. A very lovely Elsa [BB leaves gap], and a disappointing Lohengrin [BB leaves gap]. The others are all good tho' not super. Staging very fine, and most of the acting good - tho' the duets not convincing. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 235. accessed: 30 November, 2023

location of experience: Vienna


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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written by Richard Wagner
performed by Fischer

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 November, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:26:41 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:51:04 +0100