Sergei Prokofiev in Alexandrinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg - 17 November, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 November 1913, page 545:

In the evening Shteiman and I went together to Carmen at the Music Drama Theatre*. This theatre is really worth paying attention to: the scenic side, the productions, the care and attention to detail - these are all admirable, often marvellous. The conductor was not Bikhter, as a result of which the music was free of peversions and distortions. I listened to Carmen with the greatest possible pleasure; it is in many respects a model of what an opera should be. And how splendid to have an operatic work filled with such vivid thematic material!

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 November 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 545. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446507632392 accessed: 9 August, 2022

location of experience: Alexandrinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Carmen
written by Georges Bizet

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 November, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

* The modern day Alexandrinsky Theatre


Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 02 Nov 2015 23:40:33 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:44:29 +0100