Sergei Prokofiev in Chicago Opera, chicago - 14 November, 1921

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 10 November 1921, page 627:

At noon there took place the first complete rehearsal of Act One, without the chorus, which needless to say was not ready and no one can tell me when it will be. Smallens accompanied and I conducted. It went well and the singers deserved all praise. The least good is Leander, who has a fine voice but is no use as an actor. He does not understand that Leander must look from the outside like a noble figure but inside is a scoundrel. Clarissa acts well but her voice is too high: she is a mezzo, and the part needs a contralto. I went in search of Coini to see whether there could be another …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 10 November 1921, p. 627. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Chicago Opera, chicago


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 November, 1921
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:35:01 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:05:58 +0100