Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 28 December, 1912

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 December 1912, pages 276-277:

At home I was dining with less gusto than usual, when Max telephoned suggesting that we go to the Artistic Opera Company, which had rented our Conservatoire Hall and was presenting Eugene Onegin. I dressed in a hurry, Max called for me in a taxi, and we got seats in the sixteenth row. This company's production of Onegin moved me to tears: Tanya and Olya were seventeen-year-old girls with plaits down their shoulders and simple dresses; Lensky was a fiery nineteen-year-old youth, and Onegin an ice-cold, reserved gentleman. The settings were enchanting, the mise-en-scène irreproachable,…   more >>

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 December 1912. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 276-277. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Eugene Onegin
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by The Artistic Opera Company

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 December, 1912
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:08:57 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:01:37 +0100