James Tobin wrote:
>According to answers.com:
>"It was composed in 1919,and was first performed on December 30,
>1921, at the Chicago Opera, with the composer himself conducting....
>At its premiere, the opera was sung in French as L'Amour des
>I was surprised. I find also that a Russian version was published in
Not more than five minutes ago I was checking the David Nice volume one
of his Prokofiev biography. Jim beat me to it!
What was interesting to me was the trouble Prokofiev had in getting it
produced. The Chicago performance was delayed...and, in the meantime
Beecham (of all people) had agreed to do it at Covent Garden...but that