Mary Berry in Paris - 31 March, 1802, at night

from Diary of Mary Berry, 31 March 1802, page 167:

In the evening to the Opera, in the box of the Swedish Minister. ‘LesMystères d’Isis’. The music is really beautiful, by Mozart; but all music becomes nearly alike by the manner in which they sing it, except just the two or three airs given by Laÿs. ‘The Mystères d’Isis’ is remarkable, even here, for its decorations and coup de thé…   more >>

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 31 March 1802. In Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 2 (London, 1865), p. 167. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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Les Mystères d’Isis
written by Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith
performed by François Lays

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 March, 1802, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


'Les Mystères d’Isis' was a reworking of Mozart's 'Die Zauberflöte', a pasticcio incorporating music by both Mozart and Haydn.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:54:25 +0000
Approved on Sat, 01 Dec 2018 12:33:52 +0000