Mary Delany in Haymarket Opera, London - November, 1736

from Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany: with interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, pages 578-579:

Bunny came from the Haymarket Opera, and supped with me comfortably. They have Farinelli, Merighi, with no sound in her voice, but thundering action — a beauty with no other merit ; and one Chimenti, a tolerable good woman with a pretty voice, and Montagnana, who roars as usual! With this band of singers, and dull Italian operas, such as you almost fall asleep at, they presume to rival Handel — who has Strada, that sings better than ever she did; Gizziello, who is much improved since last year; and Annibali who has the best part of Senesino's voice and …   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. 578-579. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444424062896 accessed: 17 August, 2022

location of experience: Haymarket Opera, London

Listeners

Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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Justino
written by George Frideric Handel
Erminius
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1736
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:54:23 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 23:00:01 +0000