Countess Granville in Paris - 19 November, 1824, at night

from Letter from Lady Granville to her sister, Lady G Morpeth, and her brother, the Duke of Devonshire, 20 November 1824, page 315:

Dear relations, I vary twenty times a day. Sometimes in transport, sometimes in despair. 

In transport when, as last night, I sat in the dark corner of my box at the Italian Opera listening to Zuchelli, Cinti, and La Signora Mombelli, a little woman with a voice and articulation that charmed me. In despair when peeping out between the acts I beheld Hyde Parker and Onslow ogling the atmosphere, Aldborough and Bagration, like two old nettles in a box, dressed à I'énfance, Lady Mildmay in another, beautiful as ever but cut in brass.

cite as

Henrietta Elizabeth [Harriet] Leveson Gower, Letter from Lady Granville to her sister, Lady G Morpeth, and her brother, the Duke of Devonshire, 20 November 1824. In F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville, 1810–1845, volume 1 (London, 1894), p. 315. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1537282652511 accessed: 13 August, 2020

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Countess Granville
1785-1862

Listening to

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Unspecified opera performed by Carlo Zucchelli, Laure Cinti-Damoreau, Signora Mombelli

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 November, 1824, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:57:33 +0100
Approved on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:02:22 +0100