Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell Bury in Calais - early July, 1814

from Diary of Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell Bury, July 1814, page 20:

I went to the play last night, and heard some very good music, and not bad acting; but the quickness of the recitation, and the loudness of the singing, had something of caricature, or at least appeared so to my organs, unaccustomed to such performances. They acted three different pieces: La preuve Villageoise; Le Mariage d'une heure; and Les Prétendues. The music of the first was old, but pretty. The second I never heard before; there were some beautiful trios in it; but the character of the composition was more brilliant and buoyant than touching; pathos belongs to the Italian alone, some …   more >>
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Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell Bury, Diary of Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell Bury, July 1814. In Diary Illustrative of the Times of George the Fourth Interspersed with Original Letters from...Queen Caroline , volume 2 (Philadelphia, 1838), p. 20. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1375368009 accessed: 21 September, 2017

location of experience: Calais

Listeners

Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell Bury
Dama de compañía
1775-1861

Listening to

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La preuve Villageoise
Le Mariage d'une heure
Les Pretendues

Experience Information

Date/Time early July, 1814
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:27:25 +0000