Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 17 December, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 December 1913, page 570:

I then came home and by eight o'clock was back in the theatre. Up till now the opera performances had been in the afternoon, but today is an evening show, and there was more of an atmosphere, people were dressed up, Glazunov in evening dress. 

At the beginning of Aida there was a small contretemps: the harps got confused and went wrong, but quickly recovered and after that all went well. There were several small slips, but nothing to worry about, and the performance generally went smoothly enough. At the end of the opera, as I was going out from…   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 December 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 570. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Eleonora Damskaya, Student orchestra and singers of the Imperial Conservatoire, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

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


* It seems that S.P.'s friend Eleonora Damskaya was among the harps, as they later quarreled over this incident.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:03:40 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:17:09 +0100