excerpt from 'Journal entry, 12 December 1814' pp. 116 (107 words)

excerpt from 'Journal entry, 12 December 1814' pp. 116 (107 words)

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Journal entry, 12 December 1814

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We had just time to partake of a sumptuous dinner at the table d’hôte of our house, and drive off to the Italian Opera. We had here Paisello’s [sicdelightful composition, ‘II Re Theodoro.’ As far as the band was concerned, we were highly gratified, but it was vexatious to hear a chef-d’œuvre of such acknowledged merit murdered by the most infamous set of singers I ever heard. Excepting Crivelli and a passable comic singer, there was not one fit to exhibit on a country stage. Scenery very good; house poor and shabby; orchestra about fifty musicians.

 

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