Sergei Prokofiev in Chicago Opera - 30 December, 1921, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 December 1921, page 655:

Act Three, and all went well. Much laughter in the audience at the Cook's scene, and a round of applause for the scenery of the third scene (with the Oranges). During Linetta's scene I thought of Linette. But overall the act did not have the success of Act Two. When Baklanov came backstage he said merely that he thought there should be some cuts.

In Act Four Chelio came in a bar late and half his quarrel with Fata went awry. In the second scene St Leger did not start the March on time.* The guards' firing of their weapons was late. The final rushing about still seemed aimless; I …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 December 1921, p. 655. accessed: 20 May, 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 Artists of the Chicago Opera, Sergei Prokofiev, Frank St. Leger

Experience Information

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


* St Leger was conducting the offstage band in the March.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:46:35 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:18:54 +0100