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 >>
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: 4 October, 2023
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|Date/Time||late 18th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|