Mary Berry in Rome - 9 January, 1821, at night
from Diary of Mary Berry, 9 January 1821, page 276:
In the evening went to the Princess Volconsky. The opera of ‘Tancredi’ was very well acted; costumes perfect; and she herself had quite the air of a noble cavalier. The accessories wonderfully well arranged, and altogether it made a very pretty little spectacle, and a very agreeable evening.
Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 9 January 1821. 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. 276. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1542978108992 accessed: 8 February, 2023
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|Tancredi||performed by Princess Volconsky|
|Date/Time||9 January, 1821, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
Princess Volconsky, who performed in this opera, could have been Princess Zinaida Aleksandrovna Volkonskaya (1792–1862), wife of Prince Nikita Volkonsky, and a writer, poet, singer, composer, salon hostess and lady-in-waiting.