Countess Granville in London, England - 5 May, 1829

from Letter from Lady Granville to her brother, the Duke of Devonshire, 6 May 1829, page 40:

Yesterday I went to the ‘Cenerentola.’ Sontag, thinner than anybody I ever saw, looking as if she had cried her eyes out, sang beautifully sometimes, sometimes false, which she never used. There is more effort, weaker in health.

cite as

Henrietta Elizabeth [Harriet] Leveson Gower, Letter from Lady Granville to her brother, the Duke of Devonshire, 6 May 1829. In F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville, 1810–1845, 3rd edition, volume 2 (London, 1894), p. 40. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1538643928219 accessed: 13 August, 2020

location of experience: London, England

Listeners

Countess Granville
1785-1862

Listening to

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La Cenerentola
written by Gioachino Rossini
performed by Henriette Sontag

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 May, 1829
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Harriet Leveson-Gower's brother, William George Spencer Cavendish, was 6th Duke of Devonshire.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 10:05:29 +0100
Approved on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:15:51 +0100