Mary Berry in Genoa - 26 December, 1816

from Diary of Mary Berry, 26 December 1816, page 115:

The theatre is open. The decorations and dresses fine; the music of the opera middling; the first singer, La Ronzi, tolerable voice, but no dramatic talent, anzi e garbata. The tenor, Menelli, pleased me best. The ballet, ‘La Vestale,’ detestable; an entréeDei grotesche,’ three men and two women, by far the most perfectly improper I have ever seen.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 26 December 1816. In Lady Theresa Lewis, Lady Theresa Lewis and Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 3 (London, 1865), p. 115. accessed: 19 April, 2024

location of experience: Genoa


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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Dei grotesche
unspecified opera performed by Menelli, Giuseppina Ronzi de Begnis
La Vestale

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 December, 1816
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:50:03 +0000
Approved on Sun, 02 Dec 2018 10:25:47 +0000