Sergei Prokofiev in Chicago Opera - 9 November, 1921, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 9 November 1921, page 624:

Thank God there is no rehearsal this morning, so I was able to play the piano and write letters, and then went into the theatre for the chorus practice. The chorus director and I finally agreed on how the chorus is to be divided, and they went through the first act for me, singing very well but terribly ponderously, since when the chatter of the ten Eccentrics is being roared out by a chorus of forty-five people, it comes out like an elephant dancing on pointe. I also heard Pantalone rehearsing with Smallens. Pantalone is talented and very funny. It is a pity that Smallens has…   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 9 November 1921, p. 624. accessed: 21 April, 2024

location of experience: Chicago Opera


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Love of Three Oranges, Op.33
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by chorus of the Chicago Opera, Alexander Smallens

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 November, 1921, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:10:25 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:21:09 +0100