Sergei Prokofiev in Kislovodsk - 31 July, 1917, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: August 1917, page 217:

In the evening we went together to Kislovodsk, where Koshetz was appearing in Halévy's La Juive. Koshetz's generous description of this opera, which I did not know at all, was that it was a pseudo-classical opera. In fact it turned out to be technically speaking such a hopelessly inept piece of work, so dramatically clumsy, so wooden in its character development, that when to those defects were added a bad production and a feeble cast of principals (except Koshetz), it was all I could do not to rush from the theatre.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: August 1917, p. 217. accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Kislovodsk


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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La Juive
written by Jacques Fromental Halévy
performed by Nina Koshetz

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 July, 1917, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 21:34:16 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:21:00 +0100