Mary Delany in Lower Brook Street, London - March, 1734

from Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany: with interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, page 446:

Our good and worthy brother, thank God, is in good health and good looks, he is grown a little fatter, and it becomes him very well. We talked of you and mama you may conclude. I dined with him at Sir John Stanley's, whose spirits were so raised by the return of his companion that he would treat him with the opera that he might hear Caristini sing: I went with Lady Chesterfield in her box. She asked me if you were in town with me, and I, alas ! answered no. 'Twas Arbaces, an opera of Vinci's, pretty enough, but not to compare to Handel's compositions.

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. 446. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444051203096 accessed: 4 July, 2022

location of experience: Lower Brook Street, London

Listeners

Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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Arbaces
written by Vinci
performed by Caristini

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1734
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:20:03 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:59:48 +0000