Edward Wright in Venice - in the beginning of the 1720's

from Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722, page 84:

They are very dextrous at managing the Machinery of their Opera's. In one of them Nero presents Tiridates King of Armenia with a Roman Show, of which himself makes a part. The Emperor with the Empress appear in a Triumphal Chariot, drawn by an Elephant. The Head, Trunk, and Eyes of the great Beast move as if alive, and Tiridates believes…   more >>

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Edward Wright, Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722 (London, 1730), p. 84. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1515694275648 accessed: 4 July, 2022

location of experience: Venice

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Date/Time in the beginning of the 1720's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:11:15 +0000
Approved on Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:13:29 +0000