Charles Burney in London - November, 1778

from Letter from Charles Burney to Mrs Thrale, 19 Nov. 1778, pages 263-264:

Thursday Night 10 O'Clock - I am just come from our Frd in Bolt Court, who has agreed to go with me to dear Streatham this Day 7 Night.... We must brush up our feeble Music, though, at Streatham - tell Miss Thrale I have a Power of Musical news for her - I have heard the Bernasconi - Pacchiarotti - & the new Comic Opera rehearsed to Day - - -
cite as

Letter from Charles Burney to Mrs Thrale, 19 Nov. 1778. In Charles Burney, and Alvaro Ribeiro (ed.), The letters of Dr Charles Burney, volume 1 (Oxford, 1991), p. 263-264. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

Listening to

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opera performed by Antonia Bernasconi, Gaspare Pacchierotti

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1778
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


According to the editor's notes: 'Antonia Bernasconi and Gaspare Pacchiarotti had been engaged for the serious opera as principal vocalists for the 1778-9 season.... The comic opera that opened the season at the King's Theatre in the Haymarket on 24 Nov. was Sacchini's L'Avaro Deluso.'

Originally submitted by Charlotte on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:00:10 +0100