Henry Matthews in Rome - 23 January, 1818, at night

from The Diary of an invalid, being the journal of a tour... in Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and France, 1817-1819, pages 141-142:

We went in the evening to one of the Theatres to hear an Improvvisatrice. She was a young and pretty girl of seventeen. The subjects had been written by the audience on slips of paper, and put into an urn, to be drawn out as occasion required. She recited three poems. The subject of the first was, the Sacrifice of Iphigenia;—the next, the Cestus of …   more >>

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Henry Matthews, The Diary of an invalid, being the journal of a tour... in Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and France, 1817-1819, volume 5th edition (London, 1835), p. 141-142. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1518780407450 accessed: 15 August, 2020

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

Henry Matthews
Judge, travel writer
1789-1828

Listening to

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recited poetry with musical accompaniment

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 January, 1818, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:26:47 +0000
Approved on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:03:24 +0100