Fourth Earl of Orford in Haymarket Theatre, London - late March, 1791

from Letter from Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 31 March 1791, pages 399–400:

There is no peace between the Opera Theatres; the Haymarket rather triumphs. They have opened twice, taking money in an evasive manner, pretending themselves concerts; the singers are in their own clothes, the dancers dressed, and no recitative—a sort of opera in déshabillé.

cite as

Horace Walpole, Letter from Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 31 March 1791. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 14 (Oxford, 1905), p. 399–400. accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: Haymarket Theatre, London


Fourth Earl of Orford
patron of the arts, Politician, Writer

Listening to

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Unspecified opera

Experience Information

Date/Time late March, 1791
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 23 Aug 2018 11:57:19 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:29:10 +0100