Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 13 December, 1912

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 December 1912, page 260:

The rehearsal was in costume. Backstage all was gaiety; everybody knew everyone else but could not recognise them, just like at a fancy dress party. Lel was enchanting: a slim, elegant boy, perfect for the part. 'He' was less nervous and sang rather better, but still not especially well. Feinberg (Snow Maiden), Molchanov (Thibaut) and Levitan (Bertrand) were all excellent, the last named being my favourite on account of his impassioned performing style, dramatic gifts and outstanding voice.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 December 1912. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 260. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Snow Maiden
written by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
performed by Feinberg, Levitan, Lidia Umnova, Molchanov

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 December, 1912
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:35:14 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:17:08 +0100