Mary Delany in London - May, 1735

from Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany: with interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, page 540:

Our operas have given much cause of dissension; men and women have been deeply engaged ; and no debate in the House of Commons has been urged with more warmth: the dispute of the merits of the composers and singers is carried to so great a height, that it is much feared, by all true lovers of music, that operas will be quite over-turned. I own I think we make a very silly figure about it.

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. 540. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444420037949 accessed: 15 August, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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opera

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1735
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 09 Oct 2015 20:47:18 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 22:52:47 +0000