Peter Hawker in Paris - 5 August, 1828, at night

from Journal entry, 5 August 1828, pages 333–34:

Went in the evening to the ‘Favart’ or Italian opera. Meyerbeer's ‘Crociato in Egitto’ was the piece, and, as usual, the orchestra at this house was most delightful; but I hardly knew whether to condemn or approve of the introduction of Turkish cymbals in this orchestra. They seem to be the order of the night, now, in the Paris bands. The best singer, to my taste, was Madame Pisaroni. A Monsieur Donzelli also showed great talent, and I preferred him to our London tenors.

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 5 August 1828. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker, 1802-1853, volume 1 (London, 1893), p. 333–34. accessed: 18 April, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Crociato in Egitto
written by Giacomo Meyerbeer
performed by Benedetta Rosmunda Pisaroni, Domenico Donzelli

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 August, 1828, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:59:52 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 18:04:51 +0100