This project examines the social life of the Italian opera in Paris during the 1830s and 1840s. The project focuses on an archival collection of letters written by subscribers to the administration of the Théâtre Italien gives the names, addresses, seat preferences, and social connections of patrons. Some of these patrons have been visualized in networks and on maps, but knowing more about who patrons were as individuals, where they lived, and how they fit socially and politically into Parisian culture, will allow both a more accurate analysis of larger trends and case studies of individual networks.

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