Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - early November, 1910

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 November 1910, page 185:

I am horribly busy and a vast amount of time goes on the conducting class. We are putting on 'The Tsar's Bride'* and 'Romeo'** and this means I have to be virtually full time in the opera class; this is absolutely necessary seeing that I have decided to study opera conducting technique. It is not easy, and sometimes it is deadly boring, especially when one has to sit through such appalling music as 'Romeo'...

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 November 1910. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 185. accessed: 30 September, 2023

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Roméo et Juliette
written by Charles Gounod
performed by Student performers of the Imperial Russian Conservatoire

Experience Information

Date/Time early November, 1910
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* 1878 opera by Rimsky-Korsakov ** Roméo et Juliette, 1864 opera by Charles Gounod

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 22:52:55 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:01:57 +0100