Fourth Earl of Orford in Richmond, Surrey - between 20 August, 1791, 12:00 AM and 21 August, 1791, 12:00 AM

from Letter from Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 23 August 1791, pages 46–47:

On Saturday evening I was at the Duke of Queensberry’s (at Richmond, s’entend) with a small company: and there were Sir W. Hamilton and Mrs. Harte; who, on the 3rd of next month, previous to their departure, is to be Madame I’Envoyée à Naples, the Neapolitan Queen having promised to receive her in that quality. […] Oh, but she sings admirably; has a very fine, strong voice; is an excellent buffa, and an astonishing tragedian. She sung Nina[*] in the highest perfection; and there her attitudes …   more >>

cite as

Horace Walpole, Letter from Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 23 August 1791. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 15 (Oxford, 1905), p. 46–47. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535023861083 accessed: 12 August, 2022

location of experience: Richmond, Surrey

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Neapolitan dance wtih castanets performed by Princesse di Castelcigala
'Nina' performed by Mrs Harte
Music for harp performed by Comtesse Émilie de Boufflers

Experience Information

Date/Time between 20 August, 1791, 12:00 AM and 21 August, 1791, 12:00 AM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

The song 'Tre giorni son che Nina' has been attributed at various times to Pergolesi, Rinaldo and Ciampi. The true composer remains unknown.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:31:02 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:39:40 +0100