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.
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 Warrenne [Alice E.] Blake (ed.), An Irish Beauty of the Regency: Compiled from “Mes Souvenirs”—the unpublished journals of the Hon.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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1530175805291 accessed: 28 November, 2022
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|Date/Time||15 June, 1805|
|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.