Sergei Prokofiev in Mariinsky Theatre - 16 February, 20th Century, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 February 1913, pages 316-317:

After this class we went to the general rehearsal of Elektra at the Mariinsky Theatre. The Conservatoire had three boxes allocated, one for the opera class, one for the Theory students and one for the conductors. I had been put in charge and so had to act the mother hen with her chicks, settling them all in their seats in the boxes and chasing out intruders. When I had done that I took the box ticket and went down into the stalls, where I thought I might find Umnenkaya [Lidia Umnova] and where there are always interesting people to be seen. I did indeed find Umnenkaya …   more >>

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 February 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 316-317. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Mariinsky Theatre


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Richard Strauss
performed by Artists of the Imperial Opera

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 February, 20th Century, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:09:00 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:22:43 +0100