Peter Hawker in Brussels - 9 May, 1821, at night

from Journal entry, 9 May 1821, page 228:

In the evening I went to the Grand Theatre, or Opera House. The salle is, on the whole, good, but, like all others abroad, badly lit up, and the audience dressed more fit for the diligence than the boxes. As, however, only fools think about dress, I merely remark this because it detracts from the good effect which is produced by the more graceful appearance of a London audience. We had first a vile opera called ‘Le Tresor Supposé,’ and then Voltaire's tragedy of ‘Mahomet,’ in which Talma, whom I had before seen in Paris, performed.

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 9 May 1821. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker, 1802-1853, volume 1 (London, 1893), p. 228. accessed: 24 July, 2024

location of experience: Brussels


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Le trésor supposé
written by Étienne-Nicolas Méhul[?]

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 May, 1821, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:20:10 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 16:50:01 +0100