Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 16 December, 1912

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 December 1912, pages 262-263:

At one o'clock Mama and I went to the Conservatoire for the general rehearsal of our operas. Having seated Mama in the balcony with V. O. Yablonskaya, I went back down and after half an hour found my dear Lel, looking utterly ravishing. When the Snow Maiden rehearsal began I sat in the front row. Umnova sang Lel's aria neither badly nor well, but Tcherepnn made her do it again and this time it was not bad at all. In the final analysis Umnenkaya does not have a particularly big voice, but the timbre is good. Her agitation was such that it transmitted itself even to me; anxiety on behalf of …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 December 1912. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 262-263. accessed: 24 February, 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 Lidia Umnova

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 December, 1912
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:01:38 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 09:56:31 +0100