Sergei Prokofiev - 30 December, 1921, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 December 1921, page 654:

Finally, I went out to conduct. The orchestra and the audience greeted me with applause, I bowed, and began. As the first bars of music sounded the house curtains arose and the Tragicals made their entrance. How the chorus performed their actions in the Prologue I do not remember, so preoccupied (even though I was not particularly nervous) was I with conducting, but the singing was good. I do know that the Eccentrics, when they appeared, were not very impressive. The Herald had such stage fright that he sang everythinga  tone sharp and could not stop himself beating time with his …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 December 1921, p. 654. accessed: 31 May, 2024


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 December, 1921, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Premiere of The Love of Three Oranges

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:33:57 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:18:29 +0100