Sergei Prokofiev in Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London - 11 June, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 June 1913, pages 437-438:

After dinner Andreyev invited me to Drury Lane for the premiere performance of Boris. All the tickets had been sold at astronomic prices, but it would be possible to listen from the wings. This was very interesting to me, and so I went. As an outsider I had great difficulty in gaining admission, however, and had to fend off several attempts to eject me. 

Chaliapin is an artist to whom I bow the knee. He was very nervous, since this was his debut performance before an English audience. He paced about the wings like a wild beast in a cage before going out on stage. …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 June 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 437-438. accessed: 20 May, 2022

location of experience: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

hide composers
Boris Godunov
written by Modest Mussorgsky
performed by Feodor Chaliapin

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 June, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:08:44 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:24:49 +0100