Peter Hawker in London, England - 7 May, 1835

from Journal entry, 7 May 1835, page 72:

The best performed opera I ever saw. We were taken to the box of Grisi, whose acting surpassed even Pasta. The opera was ‘Otello,’ and her Desdemona was perfect. Rubini, Tamburini, Lablache, and Ivanhof were never greater than this night; nor did I ever hear the orchestra go to such true perfection. I seldom notice town spectacles, but this was one in a thousand.

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 7 May 1835. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker 1802–1853, volume 2 (London, 1893), p. 72. accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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written by Gioachino Rossini?
performed by Nicola Ivanoff, Antonio Tamburini, Giovanni Battista Rubini, Giulia Grisi, Luigi Lablache

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 May, 1835
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:43:30 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:46:19 +0100