Lady Lyttelton in Saint Petersburg - 22 January, 1814, at night

from Diary of Lady Sarah Lyttelton, 23 January 1814, page 182:

Last night I did go out, and was very much delighted by seeing a little Russian play, or opera, extremely well acted, sung and danced, in a room, by Russians. The music was remarkably pretty; the dancing beautiful; Cossack dances which are so manly and martial and gay, they are quite cheering to look at. The national costume is very pretty; they wear silver, or rather tin heels to their boots, which they keep knocking together, making a measured little noise like castenets, and quite as lively.

cite as

Sarah Spencer Lady Lyttelton, Diary of Lady Sarah Lyttelton, 23 January 1814. In Hon. Mrs. Hugh Wyndham (ed.), Correspondence of Sarah Spencer, Lady Lyttelton 1787–1870 (London, 1912), p. 182. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg


Lady Lyttelton
Governess to Queen Victoria's children 1842-50, Lady of the Bedchamber 1838-42

Listening to

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Unspecified opera

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 January, 1814, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Lady Sarah Spencer married William Henry Lyttelton on 3 March 1813, after which she was known as Lady Lyttelton. He succeeded his half-brother as 3rd Baron Lyttelton in 1828.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:29:09 +0000
Approved on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:53:44 +0000