Charles Burney in Teatro Nuovo, Naples - 18 October, 1770

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, pages 164-5:

...I went directly to the opera, which to night was at the Teatro Nuovo... This burletta was called Le Trame per amore – and set by Signor Giovanni Paeisello, Maestro di Capella Napoletano.  The singing was but indifferent. There were 9 characters in the piece and yet not one good voice among them. However, the music pleased me very much. It was full of fire and fancy. The ritornels abounding in new passages, and the voice parts with elegant and simple melodies such as might be remembered and carried away after the first hearing or be …   more >>

cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 164-5. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Teatro Nuovo, Naples


Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

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Le Trame per amore
written by Paesiello

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 October, 1770
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:11:43 +0100
Approved on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:39:18 +0000