Mary Berry in Chambéry - 27 October, 1790, at night
from Diary of Mary Berry, 27 October 1790, page 225:
In the evening, walked through the mud to the theatre: it would have held Drury Lane within it. There was a large box in the middle for the court, but so empty a theatre I think I never saw: there might be about thirty people in the pit, not near a dozen in the boxes, including ourselves, and yet we had ‘Les Deux Nièces’ and ‘L’Amant Bourru,’ very tolerably acted; and a very tolerable orchestra, composed, I fancy, of the band of the regiment.
Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 27 October 1790. 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. 225. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541521548092 accessed: 10 December, 2023
Listening tohide composers
|Incidental music to ‘Les deux Nièces’ by Louis de Boissy, and ‘L’Amant Bourru’ by Jacques-Marie Boutet De Monvel||performed by members of the regimental band|
|Date/Time||27 October, 1790, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|