Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 10 March, 1914

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 10 March 1914, pages 616-617:

Today is the first stage-orchestra rehearsal of Figaro, conducted by 'student' Tcherepnin. I went to the rehearsal and sat dutifully through it for almost five hours so as to familiarize myself as much as possible both with the opera and the mise-en-scène. I know all the arias and the ensembles, but what I don't know yet is how they fit together. Overall it is a very lively and attractive work, although it suffers from many infelicities, and from the dramatic point of view Mozart could surely have made it twenty times more interesting than he has done. When I come …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 10 March 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 616-617. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Nozze di Figaro
written by Mozart, Mozart
performed by Student performers of the Imperial Conservatoire

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 March, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:29:25 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:27:44 +0100