Sergei Prokofiev in Palais Garnier - 8 May, 1920, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 May 1920, pages 506-507:

In the evening I joined Stravinsky, Mme Edwards and others in Diaghilev's box for the opening performance of the Ballets Russes. After the lamentable efforts New York has been making to ape the Ballets Russes with poor scenery and inadequate dancers, it was such a joy to see the real thing, albeit in a less extravagantly luxurious form than six or seven years ago. The Good-humoured Ladies to Scarlatti's music is highly entertaining and imaginatively staged by Massine, while the Petrushka was in a wholly different league to the New York production. After…   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 May 1920, p. 506-507. accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Palais Garnier


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Good-humoured Ladies
written by Domenico Scarlatti, Vincenzo Tommassini
performed by Orchestra of the Ballets Russes

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 May, 1920, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 10 Jan 2016 11:52:19 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:40:36 +0100