Duke Ellington in Russia - 1971

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 385:

We are invited to attend a performance in the lovely little Kirov Theatre. It seats a mere three or four hundred people--in comfortable armchairs! The stage, however, is full-size, and we see an act from an opera by Rachmaninoff based on one of Pushkin's poems. It is so skillfully and sensitively done that, although we don't understand the language, we can follow the story easily enough. After that there is a fine ballet performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherezade.
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 385. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430049428255 accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Duke Ellington
lyricist, performer, piantist, Composer […]

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an operatic performance
written by Dryden, Rochmaninoff

Experience Information

Date/Time 1971
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:57:08 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:58:38 +0100