Dr John Moore in Venice - late 18th Century

from A View of Society and Manners in Italy. Volume 1, pages 189-191:

At the comic opera I have sometimes seen action alone excite the highest applause, independent of either the poetry or the music. I saw a Duo performed by an old man and a young woman, supposed to be his daughter, in such an humorous manner, as drew an universal encora from the spectators. The merit of the musical part of the composition, I was told, was but very moderate, and as for the sentiment, you shall judge.

The father informs his daughter, in a song, that he has found an excellent match for her ; who, besides being rich,…   more >>

cite as

Dr John Moore, A View of Society and Manners in Italy. Volume 1, volume 1 (London, 1795), p. 189-191. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1509096430186 accessed: 29 June, 2022

location of experience: Venice

Listeners

Dr John Moore
man of letters, Physician
1729-1802

Listening to

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comic singing

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:27:10 +0100
Approved on Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:42:40 +0000