James Sloan in Venice - early 19th Century

from Rambles in Italy; in the years 1816 – 1817 By an American, page 91:

The Italians delight in a musick that speaks more to the heart than to the ear. It is for this reason, that a person of any musical sensibility, one entering one of their theatres, finds himself transported into an ideal world, where,

Fancy dreams
Of sacred fountains and Elysian groves,
And vales of bliss.


Such commonly was the effect produced in my own mind by the Italian Opera, and such I
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cite as

James Sloan, Rambles in Italy; in the years 1816 – 1817 By an American (Baltimore, 1818), p. 91. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1516544920476 accessed: 30 January, 2023

location of experience: Venice


Listening to

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Italian opera

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 14:28:40 +0000
Approved on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:50:47 +0000