Fourth Earl of Orford in London, England - early December, 1787

from Letter from Horace Walpole to the Countess of Upper Ossory, 15–17 December 1787, pages 39–40:

I have had no formal gout, but several skirmishes with it that have confined me for two or three days at a time; yet I have been once at the Opera, and was tired to death; and though I came away the moment it was ended did not get home till a quarter before twelve. The learned call the music good, but there is nothing to show the humour and action of the Storace and Morelli. I bought the book to read at home, because the Emperor paid 1,000l. for the piece as a satire on the King of Sweden—how, the Lord knows. The plot is …   more >>

cite as

Horace Walpole, Letter from Horace Walpole to the Countess of Upper Ossory, 15–17 December 1787. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 14 (Oxford, 1905), p. 39–40. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535017636236 accessed: 28 November, 2022

location of experience: London, England

Listeners

Fourth Earl of Orford
patron of the arts, Politician, Writer
1717-1797

Listening to

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Unnamed opera performed by Morelli, Nancy Storace

Experience Information

Date/Time early December, 1787
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 23 Aug 2018 10:47:18 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 14:46:43 +0100