Fourth Earl of Orford in Haymarket Theatre, London - 10 March, 1791, at night
from Letter from Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 11 March 1791, pages 388–389:
The Haymarket Theatre opened last night with an opera gratis. It is computed that four thousand persons accepted the favour, and the theatre is allowed to be the most splendid and convenient, let Naples say what it will; the singers very indifferent; the dancers (Vestris and Hilsberg) and the dances charming. Still it is probable there will be no more representations, for people cannot get much by giving operas for nothing.
Horace Walpole, Letter from Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 11 March 1791. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 14 (Oxford, 1905), p. 388–389. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535021597758 accessed: 24 September, 2023
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|Date/Time||10 March, 1791, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|