Henry Matthews in Rome - 8 January, 1818, at night
from The Diary of an invalid, being the journal of a tour... in Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and France, 1817-1819, page 115:
In the evening we went to the Italian comedy, which was so tiresome that we could not endure more than one scene. We drove afterwards to the opera. The theatre large and handsome;—six tiers of boxes. The seats in the pit are numbered, and divided off separately with elbows;—so that you may take any one of them in the morning, and secure it for the whole evening. Some plan of this kind would surely be a great improvement in our own theatres. The dancing was bad, and the singing worse.
Henry Matthews, The Diary of an invalid, being the journal of a tour... in Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and France, 1817-1819, volume 5th edition (London, 1835), p. 115. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1518779272902 accessed: 18 August, 2022
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|Date/Time||8 January, 1818, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|