Peter Hawker in St Carlos Theatre, Lisbon - 31 December, 1808, at night
from Journal entry, 31 December 1808, page 7:
Went to the Italian opera at St Carlos, which is considered the most fashionable entertainment in Lisbon. The house is good, but in point of decoration is inferior to ours. The orchestra department, consisting of about forty musicians, was most ably conducted; but the singing was far short of what I had been led to expect. The vocal performers displayed no execution, and, with the exception of two or three leading characters, were equally deficient in taste and expression.
[Peter Hawker], Journal entry, 31 December 1808. In Journal of a Regimental Officer During the Recent Campaign in Portugal and Spain Under Lord Viscount Wellington (London, 1810), p. 7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1533891335018 accessed: 2 June, 2023
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|Unspecified Italian opera|
|Date/Time||31 December, 1808, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|