Mary Delany in London - December, 1729

from Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany: with interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, page 229:

[Letter to Mrs. Anne Granville]

The opera is too good for the vile taste of the town: it is condemned never more to appear on the stage after this night. I long to hear its dying song, poor dear swan. We are to have some old opera revived, which I am sorry for, it will put people upon making comparisons between these singers and those that performed before, which will be a disadvantage among the ill-judging multitude. The present opera is disliked because it is too much studied, and they love nothing but minuets and ballads, in short the Beggars' Opera and Hurlothrumho are only …   more >>

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Mary Granville, and Augusta Hall (ed.), Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany: with interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, volume 1 (London, 1861), p. 229. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1443531310706 accessed: 17 August, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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Beggars' Opera

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1729
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:55:11 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:44:26 +0000