Dmitri Shostakovich in Riga

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 244:

I expect to be in Riga until the October Revolution celebrations. I think I shall enjoy working with the opera company, which is rehearsing my opera Katerina Izmailova. Even the very first rehearsal left a good impression on me: both the orchestra and the soloists have achieved a high level. I hope to be able to help the company as much as possible during my stay. / From Riga I shall be leaving for London, where the Covent Garden Theatre has also started work on …   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 244. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Riga


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Katerina Izmailova
written by Dmitri Shostakovich

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Rigas balss', 1 Nov. 1963.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 23:09:49 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:33:40 +0100