Fourth Earl of Orford in London, England - in the beginning of 1782

from Letter from Horace Walpole to Sir Horace Mann, 7–8 February 1782, page 156:

So far from juvenile airs, I lead a most recluse life, and scarcely ever go into any public, indeed only to very private places, except what I cannot avoid, the public nights at Gloucester House, and they are not very numerous. I have been once to the Opera to hear the Allegranti, whom I like, and who is almost as much in fashion as Vestris the dancer was last year: the applause to her is rather greater. Pacchierotti is much admired too, and the dancers are a capital set.

cite as

Fourth Earl of Orford, Letter from Horace Walpole to Sir Horace Mann, 7–8 February 1782. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 12 (Oxford, 1904), p. 156. accessed: 24 July, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Fourth Earl of Orford
patron of the arts, Politician, Writer

Listening to

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Unspecified opera performed by Maddalena Allegranti, Gaspare Pacchierotti

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1782
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:28:24 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:41:55 +0100