Mary Delany in London - February, 1744

from The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, pages 266-267:

Letter from Mrs. Delany toMrs. Dewes, Clarges Street, 21 Feb. 1744 - Semele is charming ; the more I hear it the better I like it, and as I am a subscriber I shall not fail one night. But it being a profane story D.D. does not think it proper for him to go ; but when Joseph or Samson is performed I shall persuade him to go—you know how much he delights in music. They say Samson is to be next Friday, for Semele has a strong party against it, viz. the fine ladies, petit maitres, and ignoramus's. All the opera people are enraged at Handel, but Lady Cobham, Lady Westmoreland, and Lady …   more >>
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Mary Delany, and Augusta Hall (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, volume 1/2 (London, 1861), p. 266-267. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434463959888 accessed: 19 August, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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Semele
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time February, 1744
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:12:40 +0100
Approved on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:44:37 +0100