in Covent Garden - 24 February, 1744

from The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, page 271:

Letter from Mrs. Delany to Mrs. Dewes, Clarges Street, Feby. 25th, 1743-4 - Well, to change from discord to harmony I will shift my subject, and tell you I was last night to hear Samson. Francescina sings most of Mrs. Cibber's part and some of Mrs. Clive's : upon the whole it went off very well, but not better than last year. Joseph, I believe, will be next Friday, but Handel is mightily out of humour about it, for Sullivan, who is to sing Joseph, is a black with a very fine voice, and Beard has no voice at all. The part which Francescina is to have (of Joseph's wife) will not admit of much…   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. 271. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434464242611 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Covent Garden

Listening to

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Samson
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Madame Duparc La Francesina, Performers at Theatre Royal in Covent Garden

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 February, 1744
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:17:22 +0100
Approved on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:42:30 +0100