François Gérard et al. in Paris - 11 July, 1818, at night

from Diary of Mary Berry, 11 July 1818, page 168:

In the evening to Girard’s, where I found Grassini and her sister singing, accompanied by Paer. Grassini is aged, but still looks wonderfully well preserved. Her sister is not even pretty, but has a fine contralto voice, which will make her fortune at the Italian theatres.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 11 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: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


François Gérard
Artist, engraver, Painter
Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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vocal music performed by Grassini's sister, Giuseppina Grassini, Ferdinando Paer

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 July, 1818, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:42:08 +0000
Approved on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:03:56 +0000