Francis Poulenc in Monte Carlo - January, 1924

from Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc, page 68:

Here at last is my news, and good news. The première of Les Biches was, if I may venture to say so, a triumph. There were eight curtain-calls which is rarissime for Monte Carlo. One has to admit that Nijinska's choreography is of such beauty that even your roulette-addicted English lady cannot resist it. It is the very essence of dance. And the mise au point is impeccable. Can you imagine, there were no less than 72 rehearsals - about 250 hours of work. That is the way to get results. The sets, the curtain, the costumes, are a total …   more >>

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Francis Poulenc, and Sidney Buckland (ed.), Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc (:London, 1991), p. 68. accessed: 18 April, 2024

location of experience: Monte Carlo


Francis Poulenc
Composer, Pianist

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Les Biches
written by Francis Poulenc

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1924
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Letter from Francis Poulenc to Paul Collaer, Monte Carlo, January, 1924.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:36:37 +0000
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:46:29 +0100