John George Keysler in Rome - between early 18th Century and mid 18th Century

from Travels through Germany, Bohemia, Switzerland, Italy and Lorrain. Vol. 2, page 139:

Cardinal Ottoboni also, in the carnival week, had operas performed in a private theatre built in his palace, where it was easy to gain admittance; and here I must observe, that the regard to modesty in this city excludes female singers from appearing on the stage, their parts being performed by castrati, or eunuch's dressed in women's habits.

cite as

John George Keysler, Travels through Germany, Bohemia, Switzerland, Italy and Lorrain. Vol. 2, volume 2 (London, 1760), p. 139. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1509026558563 accessed: 30 November, 2022

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

John George Keysler
Antiquary, Fellow of the Royal Society London
1689-1743

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opera performance

Experience Information

Date/Time between early 18th Century and mid 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 15:02:38 +0100
Approved on Fri, 05 Jan 2018 19:35:23 +0000