Virginia Woolf in Glyndebourne - 8 June, 1934

from The diary of Virginia Woolf, page 222:

...went to Rodmell; & there began the chapter again, & had a sudden fuse of ideas & then there was the opera, the nightingale singing in the ilex tree, Christabel & Mr Olaf Hambro telling stories about the Queen & Prince; & a very hot concert yesterday, so I cannot, no I cannot write today.

cite as

Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell and Andrew McNeillie (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf, volume 4 (Harmondsworth, ), p. 222. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Glyndebourne


Virginia Woolf

Listening to

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Nozze di Figaro
written by Mozart, Mozart
performed by Fritz Busch

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 June, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


Footnote reads: 1934 was the first year of the Glyndebourne Festival in Sussex; the Woolfs went to 'Figaro' on Friday 18 June, and to an afternoon concert conducted by Fritz Busch on Sunday 10th.

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Sun, 01 Nov 2015 12:41:41 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 08:42:19 +0000