Sergey Prokofiev in Palais Garnier - 11 March, 1925

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 March 1925, page 144:

First rehearsal with everything together, in the settings and partly costumed. The stage is modern and up to date. I was particularly struck by the carefully worked-out staging of the chorus. As directed by Coini they did not act at all, and the principals acted according to their own inclinations and talents, not as an ensemble. Here the hand of a director who loves his craft is evident throughout. As for the quality of the voices, the women were on the whole middling and the men pretty good, some of them - like King Chelio, excellent.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 March 1925. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 144. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1464040440172 accessed: 19 September, 2017

location of experience: Palais Garnier

Listeners

Sergey Prokofiev
Musician, Composer, performer
1891-1953

Listening to

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The Love of Three Oranges, Op.33
written by Sergey Prokofiev
performed by Eugen Szenk√°r

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 March, 1925
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 23 May 2016 22:54:00 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:26:46 +0100