Samuel Sharp in Naples - November, 1765

from Letters from Italy describing the customs and manners of that country, in the years 1765 and 1766, page 82:

 

Notwithstanding the amazing noisiness of the audience, during the whole performance of the Opera, the moment the dances begin, there is a universal dead silence, which continues so long as the dances continue. Witty people, therefore, never fail to tell me, the Neapolitans go to see, not to hear an Opera. A stranger, who has a little compassion in his …   more >>

cite as

Samuel Sharp, Letters from Italy describing the customs and manners of that country, in the years 1765 and 1766 (London, 1767), p. 82. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1509204582833 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: Naples

Listeners

Samuel Sharp
Surgeon, Writer
1700's-1778

Listening to

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Italian opera

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1765
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 16:29:42 +0100
Approved on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:50:39 +0000