Sergei Prokofiev in Mariinsky Theatre - 3 February, 1908

from Sergei Prokofiev diaries: 3 February 1908, page 39:

Arensky's Nal and Damayanti is a thoroughly bad opera! So far I have found a total of three beautiful moments in it, and they are really beautiful, but most of it is pure note-spinning! Worse than Asafyev! Apparently it is not doing very well and will soon be taken off.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Prokofiev diaries: 3 February 1908. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 39. accessed: 10 December, 2023

location of experience: Mariinsky Theatre


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Nal and Damayanti
written by Anton Arensky
performed by Imperial Opera Company

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 February, 1908
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 08 Feb 2015 15:30:58 +0000
Approved on Fri, 25 May 2018 14:12:07 +0100