Francis James Jackson et al. in Paris - 26 March, 1802, at night
from Diary of Mary Berry, 26 March 1802, page 158:
At the Opera, where we did not arrive till near nine o’clock, the announcement of the peace had taken place immediately after the curtain drew up, and was received, we were told, with loud applause by a crowded house. […]
The opera was ‘Edipe à Colonne,’ [sic] the music very pretty. The ballet ‘Paris,’ admirable; but unfortunately, in the midst of it, Jackson announced to us in a very unqualified manner, the death of ―—, which he had just heard from England! Of the ballet I saw little more!
Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 26 March 1802. In Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 2 (London, 1865), p. 158. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541694120807 accessed: 8 December, 2023
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Oedipe à Colone
written by Antonio Sacchini
|Date/Time||26 March, 1802, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
The Treaty of Amiens temporarily ended hostilities between France and the United Kingdom during the French Revolutionary Wars. It was signed in the city of Amiens on 25 March 1802.