Sergei Prokofiev in Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London - 10 June, 1913, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 10 June 1913, page 435:

At eleven o'clock Nikolay Vasilievich* proposed that I should go with him to a rehearsal of Boris Godunov at the Drury Lane Theatre (I kept stumbling over the pronunciation of this word when I first started to say it). The theatre itself is not much to write home about, although the orchestra was wonderful. I sat in the auditorium listening to Boris with the greatest enjoyment. Around me the Russian chorus members recounted to each other the vicissitudes of finding accommodation in London, and the peculiarities of the places they eventually ended up in.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 10 June 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 435. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Boris Godunov
written by Modest Mussorgsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 June, 1913, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* Nikolay Andreyev, S.P.'s host in London * Now the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:53:14 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:22:59 +0100