Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, pages 29-30:

This Karapetian was a tenor and had a reputation in his own right. He was doing Eugene Onegin at the Opera Studio, singing the well-known couplets of Triquet. The performance was under way, everything was going well, but when he was cued, Karapetian didn’t open his mouth. The conductor started over, but Triquet kept silent. / They rang down the curtain and the conductor attacked Karapetian backstage. ‘What’s the matter, did you forget the words?’ ‘No, the tune.’ / (Much later I was at a performance at the Yerevan Opera House and a good-looking man came up to me: Don’t you …   more >>
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Dmitri Shostakovich, and Soloman Volkov (ed.), Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov (London, 1979), p. 29-30. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427834839122 accessed: 7 December, 2022

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Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

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Yevgeny Onegin
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Karapetian

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:47:19 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:38:03 +0000