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

http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: August 1917, p. 217. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451770456312 accessed: 17 May, 2022

location of experience: Kislovodsk

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

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