Charlton Byam Wollaston in Brussels - 23 June, 1791, at night

from Letter from C.B. Wollaston, 24 June 1791, page 43:

The French here, from being in the greatest spirits, are become miserably depressed: indeed the consequences may be lamentable. The officers bespoke ‘Richard Cœur de Lion’ at the theatre last night, and at every sentence applicable to the King’s deliverance, and particularly at the song of ‘Richard, O mon roi!’ the applause was amazing, and the actors were obliged to repeat several sentences over and over again.

cite as

C.B. Wollaston, Letter from C.B. Wollaston, 24 June 1791. In Harriet Georgiana Mundy (ed.), The Journal of Mary Frampton, from the Year 1779, until the year 1846 (London, 1885), p. 43. accessed: 6 December, 2023

location of experience: Brussels


Charlton Byam Wollaston
Composer, Judge, Magistrate, recorder of Dorchester […]

Listening to

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'O Richard, O mon roi!' from Richard Cœur de Lion
written by André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 June, 1791, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 28 Aug 2018 16:12:46 +0100
Approved on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:33:23 +0100