Henry Matthews in Venice - 28 May, 1818, at night

from The Diary of an invalid, being the journal of a tour... in Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and France, 1817-1819, page 264:

In the evening to the Opera. Venice is the land of late hours: the scene in St. Mark's Place at midnight is more gay and animated than at any hour of the day; and it is after the opera that evening parties and conversazioni commence. The Gondoliers no longer sing the verses of Tasso; but you are frequently regaled with beautiful music from parties of dilettanti …   more >>

cite as

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. 264. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1518782960838 accessed: 15 August, 2020

location of experience: Venice

Listeners

Henry Matthews
Judge, travel writer
1789-1828

Listening to

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opera song with guitars performed by amateur musicians and singers
unspecified opera

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 May, 1818, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:09:20 +0000
Approved on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:35:27 +0100