Louis Engelbach in Naples - May, 1802, at night

from Naples and the Campagna Felice. In a series of letters, addressed to a friend in England, in 1802, page 189:

[Letter XI] At the Torre del Carmine I took leave of my new acquaintance, and made the best of my way through the narrow windings of the old city to my first quarters, Madame Gasse's, the remnants of whose table d' hole afforded a hearty dinner to my keen appetite. After a stroll to the Thuilleries in the evening, and a fashionable circuit to two or three ice-cellars, I went to the opera, to see the new piece "Il Ballone Aërostatico." Of all the ludicrous things I ever saw, the quartett, between two people in the balloon half way up in the air, and two on terra firma …   more >>

cite as

Louis Engelbach, Naples and the Campagna Felice. In a series of letters, addressed to a friend in England, in 1802 (London, 1815), p. 189. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1518260104503 accessed: 26 September, 2021

location of experience: Naples

Listeners

Listening to

hide composers
Il Ballone AĆ«rostatico
written by Silvestro Palma
performed by quartet of singers

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1802, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 10:55:04 +0000
Approved on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:49:54 +0000