Mary Berry in Teatro Carignano, Turin - 24 October, 1783, at night

from Diary of Mary Berry, 24 October 1783, page 39:

Went in the evening to the Théâtre de Carignan, where an opera buffa is performed all the summer. It appears as wide, but not so deep, as Drury Lane; the Prince of Carignan's box occupies the place of the king’s at the other house. The king never comes to this. The dancing consists almost entirely of feats of agility worthy of Sadler’s Wells, continued vaulting into the air, and the higher they jump the more bravos or bravas they receive from the delighted pit. The dresses elegant and various, and the stage well filled.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 24 October 1783. In Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 1 (London, 1865), p. 39. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Teatro Carignano, Turin


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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unspecified opera buffa

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 October, 1783, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 09:55:10 +0000
Approved on Sat, 01 Dec 2018 10:45:37 +0000