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.

cite as

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. accessed: 24 July, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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Tancredi performed by Princess Volconsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 January, 1821, at night
Medium live
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.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 23 Nov 2018 13:01:49 +0000
Approved on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:27:32 +0000