Lady Sydney Morgan in Piedmont - early 19th Century

from Italy Volume 1, page 35:

We visited the cathedral of SAN GIOVANNI during the celebration of the service. The canons, in their scarlet robes, were installed on either side of the altar. The most delicious opera-music was performing on instruments which it would be deemed a sacrilege to tune within a protestant temple; and the congregation, scattered over the vast and venerable edifice, consisted of a few miserable-looking old people, and some straggling strangers like ourselves.

cite as

Lady Sydney Morgan, Italy Volume 1, volume 1 (1821), p. 35. accessed: 2 June, 2023

location of experience: Piedmont


Lady Sydney Morgan

Listening to

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'opera music'

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:49:04 +0000
Approved on Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:43:57 +0000