Henry Matthews in Toulouse - 5 February, 1819, at night

from The Diary of an invalid, being the journal of a tour... in Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and France, 1817-1819, page 407:

In the evening to the theatre. M. Huet from the Opera Comique of Paris drew a full house. He played Adolphe, and Jean de Paris, in the originals, from which Matrimony and John of Paris have been translated; but I thought him very tame and insipid after the delightfully spirited performance of Elliston in the same parts;—who is so happy in the combination of heart and feeling with vivacity and whim; and inimitable in the management of dry humour and playful raillery.

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. 407. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1518783958911 accessed: 15 August, 2020

location of experience: Toulouse

Listeners

Henry Matthews
Judge, travel writer
1789-1828

Listening to

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Adolphe [et Clara]
written by Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac
performed by Auguste Huet
Jean de Paris
written by Adrian Boieldieu
performed by Auguste Huet

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 February, 1819, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:25:59 +0000
Approved on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:54:30 +0100