Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 21 May, 1913
from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 May 1913, page 410:
Went to our dirty, cramped and stuffy Mayor's office to put in an application for a foreign passport. From there went to the Conservatoire in order to be there for Umnenkaya*'s exam. Her father, brother and sisters were all sitting in the hall, visibly nervous and craning their necks every time a new student appeared on the stage. When Lidochka appeared, sparkling with diamond earrings, she looked magnificent. Her singing, however, was not on a par with her appearance, although she sung the wife's aria from Sadko not at all badly. The voice is good, although nerves make her sing sharp.
Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 May 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 410. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438790882344 accessed: 3 February, 2023
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Aria from 'Sadko'
written by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
|performed by Lidia Umnova|
|Date/Time||21 May, 1913|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
* Lidia Umnova