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 entrée ‘Dei grotesche,’ three men and two women, by far the most perfectly improper I have ever seen.
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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1542286202464 accessed: 17 October, 2021
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|unspecified opera||performed by Menelli, Giuseppina Ronzi de Begnis|
|Date/Time||26 December, 1816|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|