Mary Berry in Turin - 20 June, 1784
from Diary of Mary Berry, 20 June 1784, page 128:
To Mrs. Trevor's box in the great opera house, which after Naples and Milan did not strike me much. Both the opera and ballets were by far the grandest and best-dressed I have anywhere seen. In the ballet not less than 200 people appeared, all superbly dressed, and 36 horses in two troops, differently caparisoned and well arranged. After an attack of the cavalry and a long engagement of the infantry, they all joined in a triumphal procession, in which the general appeared in a quadriger, drawn by four handsome brown horses, who performed their parts to admiration.
Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 20 June 1784. 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. 128. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541520497454 accessed: 14 June, 2021
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|unspecified opera and ballets|
|Date/Time||20 June, 1784|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|