Mary Berry in Paris - 7 July, 1818

from Diary of Mary Berry, 7 July 1818, page 168:

[S]aw the comic opera, ‘Chaperon Rouge,’—a pretty opera, founded upon a story of Mother Goose. The music by Auber.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 7 July 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. 168. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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Le Petit Chaperon Rouge
written by Adrien Boieldieu

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 July, 1818
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Berry has misremembered the name of the composer. 'Le Petit Chaperon Rouge' was an opéra-comique by Boieldieu, which opened in Paris in June 1818 (information from Grove Music Online).

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:11:00 +0000
Approved on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:00:47 +0000