Frances Calvert in London - 15 June, 1805

from Journal entry, 16 June 1805, page 47:

There was a shameful riot at the Opera House on Saturday, occasioned by the curtain being dropped before the performance was concluded. The gentlemen broke the lustres, scenes, musical instruments etc., to the tune of £1,500. I hope sincerely they may be punished.

cite as

Frances Calvert, Journal entry, 16 June 1805. In Mrs. Warrenne [Alice E.] Blake (ed.), An Irish Beauty of the Regency: Compiled from “Mes Souvenirs”—the unpublished journals of the Hon. Mrs. Calvert 1789–1822 (London, 1911), p. 47. accessed: 3 March, 2024

location of experience: London


Frances Calvert
Wife of Nicolson Calvert MP

Listening to

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Unspecified opera

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 June, 1805
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Frances Calvert describes the audience's response to an unexpected event during a musical performance.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 28 Jun 2018 09:50:05 +0100
Approved on Sun, 01 Jul 2018 14:42:28 +0100