Mary Berry in Rome - 27 February, 1821, at night

from Diary of Mary Berry, 27 February 1821, page 289:

In the evening to the Princess Volconsky’s, who gave the opera ‘Des Horaces,’ she herself taking the part of the Curiace wonderfully well, in singing, expression, and grace. Madame Renaudin, as Sabine, good for the music, but not for the acting.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 27 February 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. 289. accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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Des Horaces performed by Madame Renaudin, Princess Volconsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 February, 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 13:06:54 +0000
Approved on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:29:18 +0000