Mary Delany - late May, 1724

from Letter from Mary Granville Pendarves Delany to Anne Granville Dewes, May 30, 1724, page 61:

I was to see the opera of Dioclesian, but was very much disappointed, for instead of Purcell's musick which I expected, we had Papuch's, and very humdrum it was; indeed I never was so tired with anything in my life. The performers were, Mrs. Barbier, Mrs. Chambers, (a scholar of Margarettas), Legard and old Leveridge.
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Mary Delany, Letter from Mary Granville Pendarves Delany to Anne Granville Dewes, May 30, 1724. In Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mrs. Delany, volume 2 (Boston, 1879), p. 61. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1385488145085 accessed: 22 November, 2017 (British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries 1500-1950)

Listeners

Mary Delany
Writer, Artist
1700-1788

Listening to

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opera
written by Papuch

Experience Information

Date/Time late May, 1724
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:49:06 +0000