¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 All of these sculptors are Americans and all are kept busy working on American orders. Italians seldom have shops of their own, nearly always work for foreigners. They are good copyists but poor designers-
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 We have seen the Italian Opera in its home. At their grand opera house, large but not particularly elegant we saw “La Sonambula”- The same European theatrical characteristics of elegant shifting scenery, a full corps of nearly two hundred performed elegantly dressed, large orchestra, and the same ridiculous standing up of the men between acts, all around us, with hats on and opera glasses revolving around the five stories of loges.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 1 The chorus’s were excellent, and the solos ordinary, not equal to Parepas troupe. In the middle of the opera was introduced a series of ballet dances from perhaps one hundred dancers, chiefly girls, to gratify the tastes of these immodest Europeans. We were glad that our children were in bed. “The Black Crook and the White Swan” of New York were chaste performances in comparison. The troupings [sic], groupings and combined movements were well done and the lady and gentleman stars were each very active, but the tableaux were the most pleasing of all having the advantage of numbers, elegant costumes, and rich scenery, price eight frances each-
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 We have had a stroll across the third bridge from here called the jewellers bridge, from the great number of jewelry shops bordering the roadway across it. Jep counted fifty and saw no other kind, Over them the 2nd stories are occupied by families. The shops