Lord Wellington et al. in Brussels - May, 1815

from Waterloo Journal, 27 April and 13 May 1815, pages 480-481:

Our last Entertainment here was a Concert, in the great public and very fine Room appropriated for Musick or Dancing. The celebrated Madame Catalani had here a benefit. The Queen of the Netherlands was present: not, however, in State, though not incognita: and - the King of Warriours, Marshall Lord Wellington, surrounded by his Etat Major, and all the officers and first persons here, whether Belgians, Prussians, Hanoverians, or English.... [H]e seemed enthusiastically charmed with Catalana, ardently applauding whatsoever she sang, - except the Rule Britania: and there, with …   more >>

cite as

Frances Burney, Waterloo Journal, 27 April and 13 May 1815. In Peter Sabor and Lars E. Troide (ed.), Frances Burney Journals and Letters (Oxford, 2001), p. 480-481. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433935796279 accessed: 1 October, 2023

location of experience: Brussels


Listening to

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Rule Britannia
written by Thomas Arne
performed by Angelica Catalani

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1815
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:29:56 +0100