Sergei Prokofiev in Palais Garnier - 2 February, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 2 February 1925, page 137:

Went with Schubert to the Grand Opéra for a performance of Boris Godunov. Koshetz in the part of Marina. An appalling production - Paris should be ashamed of an institution like this! It was limp, incoherent, the scenery ancient, in short a disgrace. Nor was Nina Pavlovna herself up to much: the role is too low for her, and she has put on weight to an embarrassing extent. All the same, she is having great success in paris and neighbouring countries, and has eclipsed Janacopulos.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 2 February 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 137. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Palais Garnier


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Boris Godunov
written by Modest Mussorgsky
performed by Nina Koshetz

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 February, 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 19:53:58 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:33 +0100