Dmitri Shostakovich in Riga - 23 November, 1963

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

I really have, I think, been doing too much flying during the last few days. In the middle of November I came to London to work with the Covent Garden company during their rehearsals for the première of Katerina Izmailova. We had just got into the swing of things when it was time to leave for Riga. The première in Riga was on 23 November. This was my first experience of working together with the talented, indeed quite magnificent, company of the Latvian Opera House: it …   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: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Riga


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Katerina Izmailova
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Latvian Opera House

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 November, 1963
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Literaturnaya Gazeta', 30 Nov., 1963.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 23:15:28 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:35:47 +0100