Gustavus III et al. in Rome - 29 December, 1783, at night

from Diary of Mary Berry, 29 December 1783, page 65:

In the evening, the Opera Aliberti. Theatre much ornamented, and cleaner than most Italian theatres; the scenery excellent. Had I not before known that no women are admitted upon the stage in Rome, I should not perhaps have found it out; the men who act there are so well dressed, and made up with red and white, and are so much less awkward than might be expected; the danseuses detestable.  King of Sweden sat above half an hour in our box.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 29 December 1783. In Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 1 (London, 1865), p. 65. accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Gustavus III
Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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Experience Information

Date/Time 29 December, 1783, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 10:53:34 +0000
Approved on Sat, 01 Dec 2018 11:05:22 +0000