Lord Granville et al. in Paris - November, 1827, at night

from Letter from Lady Granville to her brother, the 6th Duke of Devonshire, November 1827, page 437:

I went last night with Granville to see Pisaroni. She sang admirably, but the principal scene consists of her looking at herself and dressing herself at a long glass, praying—that is, singing—to Venus, madre d’Amore, ‘Rendimi più bella.’ I thought the audience would have joined in chorus at so reasonable and desirable a request. She sang it, however, like a sensible woman with all the confidence of youth and beauty, and respect for her wonderful gosier repressed every expression of derision.

cite as

Henrietta Elizabeth [Harriet] Leveson Gower, Letter from Lady Granville to her brother, the 6th Duke of Devonshire, November 1827. In F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville, 1810–1845, volume 1 (London, 1894), p. 437. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1537285836445 accessed: 13 August, 2020

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Lord Granville
diplomatist, Politician
1773-1846
Countess Granville
1785-1862

Listening to

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‘Per lui che adoro’ from L’Italiana in Algeri
written by Gioachino Rossini
performed by Benedetta Rosmunda Pisaroni

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1827, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:50:37 +0100
Approved on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:36:05 +0100