Sergei Prokofiev in Warsaw - 16 January, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 January 1925, pages 128-129:

In the evening I attended the premiere of Siegfried in the box of the Director of the Conservatoire. The theatre is not particularly big and the sets were bad, the singers mediocre, but some of the acting was not bad and the audience well dressed. The Polish language, with all its hissing, buzzing consonants, is quite expressive in dramatic and comic scenes (Mime), but less effective in lyrical passages. After the performance a whole group of us including the prima ballerina - a very pretty woman - went to dine in a night club, the Oasis, with dancing and entertainment, where we …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 January 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 128-129. accessed: 23 September, 2023

location of experience: Warsaw


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 January, 1925, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:38:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:31:26 +0100