Sergei Prokofiev in Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Centre, New York - 11 November, 1918, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 29 October [11 November] 1918, page 352:

In the evening I went to the Metropolitan Opera for the opening night of the season. Huge crowds were out on the streets celebrating the victory, dancing and jigging with tipsy sailors whom the girls kissed with deep and voluptuous abandon. In the crush someone threw confetti in my eyes and a drunk soldier knocked off my top hat, never to be seen again. I went in to Bolm's apartment and borrowed another one.

The Metropolitan was all evening dress and décolleté, not a seat but was occupied by persons in possession of millions. The singers were famous and …   more >>

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http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 29 October [11 November] 1918, p. 352. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451819549095 accessed: 7 July, 2022

location of experience: Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Centre, New York

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Samson et Dalila
written by Saint-Saens, Camille Saint-Saƫns
performed by Enrico Caruso, Louise Homer, Pierre Monteux

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 November, 1918, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 11:12:29 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:27:12 +0100