Mary Delany - 31 December, 1726

from Letter from Mary Granville Pendarves Delany to Anne Granville Dewes, January 1, 1727?, page 84:

Yesterday I was at the rehearsal of the new opera composed by Handel: I like it extremely, but the taste of the town is so depraved, that nothing will be approved of but the burlesque. The Beggars' Opera entirely triumphs over the Italian one; I have not yet seen it, but everybody that has seen it, says it is very comical and full of humour; the songs will soon be published, and I will send them to you.
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Mary Delany, Letter from Mary Granville Pendarves Delany to Anne Granville Dewes, January 1, 1727?. In Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mrs. Delany, volume 2 (Boston, 1879), p. 84. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1385488494881 accessed: 23 September, 2017 (British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries 1500-1950)

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Mary Delany
Writer, Artist
1700-1788

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Handel opera
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 December, 1726
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:54:55 +0000