Sergei Prokofiev in Lexington Theatre, New York City - 5 February, 1919

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 February 1919, page 387:

I saw for the first time Pelléas et Mélisande in the production by 'our' Chicago Opera, currently on tour here at the Lexington Theatre. Pelléas absolutely enchanted me with the magical power of its poetic dream world. One is caught in its meshes as in a web, and transported who knows where. Is it good music? Perhaps. It has all the charm of understatement; an understatement at times so pronounced that to go beyond it would result in nothing at all. It opens up amazing possibilities for operatic exposition, but it seems to me one …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 February 1919, p. 387. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Lexington Theatre, New York City


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Pelléas et Mélisande
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Chicago Opera Company, Mary Garden

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 February, 1919
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:28:06 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:31:08 +0100