Frances Williams Wynn in Paris - 18 April, 1833
In the Evening, we went to the Opera to see Gustave, which in point of music, of acting, of splendid decoration exceeded any expectations, but I own I looked for better dancing…. In the midst of the Ball, upon the Stage, to the Tune of the Galoppe, Gustavus is murdered, he is borne to the proscenium, his black stock is removed, its red stains are exhibited, and he expires surrounded by masks of the most grotesque description…. The Newspapers tell us that the representation of this Opera has been prohibited at Stockholm. I cannot wonder at this and hope it will not be tried in London.
Frances Williams Wynn, Journal of Frances Williams Wynn's continental tour of 1833, 18 April. In National Library of Wales, Canon Trevor Owen Manuscripts, number NLW MS 2779C, p. 33-35. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1386350555199 accessed: 23 November, 2017 (By permission of the National Library of Wales.)
location of experience: Paris
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:23:48 +0000