Mary Delany in London - April, 1730

from Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany: with interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, page 253:

How can you suppose that music and I are foes! No; I love it as well as ever, but don't meet with it so much as I could wish. Operas are dying, to my great mortification. Yesterday I was at the rehearsal of a new one; it is composed of several songs out of Italian operas; but it is very heavy to Mr. Handel's. Mrs. Donnellan has not sung a great while, for fear of straining her lungs. Mrs. Clayton got very well as far as Lancashire; they have not heard but once.

cite as

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. 253. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1443531509558 accessed: 8 August, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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Operas
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Mrs. Clayton

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1730
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:58:29 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:36:03 +0000