Mary Berry et al. in Genoa - 4 May, 1818

from Diary of Mary Berry, 4 May 1818, page 163:

Went to the Opera: the Court was not there, and the public were displeased with the ballet, would not see it, and such a noise was made in the pit that the curtain was dropped, and the second act of the opera was beginning. This displeased them still more; the pit became noisier than ever. The police then addressed a word to the orchestra, and the play ended; but it was not yet nine o'clock, and the displeasure of the public was demonstrated by all sorts of noise, shouting, roaring, and, finally, by throwing the benches in the pit one upon another. At least a quarter of …   more >>

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 4 May 1818. In Lady Theresa Lewis, Lady Theresa Lewis and Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 3 (London, 1865), p. 163. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Genoa


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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unspecified opera and ballet

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 May, 1818
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:01:58 +0000
Approved on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:59:39 +0000