Charles C.F. Greville in Florence - 23 March, 1830, at night

from Journal entry, 23 March 1830, page 301:

At night went to the Opera and heard David and Grisi in ‘Ricciardo e Zoraida’ (sic). She is like Pasta in face and figure, but much handsomer, though with less expression. She is only eighteen. He has lost much of his voice, and embroiders to make up for it, but every now and then he appears to find it again, and his taste and expression are exquisite.

cite as

Charles C.F. Greville, Journal entry, 23 March 1830. In Henry Reeve (ed.), The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, volume 1 (London, 1874), p. 301. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Florence


Charles C.F. Greville
Clerk-in-ordinary to the Privy Council, Political and social diarist, Private secretary

Listening to

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Ricciardo e Zoraide
written by Rossini
performed by Giovanni David, Giulia Grisi

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 March, 1830, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:23:03 +0100
Approved on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 17:19:28 +0100