Peter Hawker in Paris - 28 July, 1841, at night

from Journal entry, 28 July 1841, page 211:

Dined at Café Riche; then went to the opera of ‘Le Serment,’ in which Dorus Gras was splendid; and saw the ballet of ‘Le Diable Amoureux,’' which was the only ballet I ever enjoyed in my life. It was in three acts, and on a plot that made it not only interesting, but most exciting, and nothing could be more magnificent.

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 28 July 1841. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker 1802–1853, volume 2 (London, 1893), p. 211. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Le Serment
written by Daniel-François-Esprit Auber
performed by Julie Dorusgras
Le Diable Amoureux
written by Francois Benoist, Napoléon Henri Reber

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 July, 1841, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:24:06 +0100
Approved on Thu, 23 Aug 2018 10:24:00 +0100