Lady Lyttelton in London, England - late February, 1811

from Letter from Lady Sarah Spencer to her brother, the Hon. Robert Spencer, 28 February 1811, pages 120–121:

You would have been quite of my opinion about the other gay place I have been at, and that was the play, where I saw the two fashionable pieces, “The Knight of Snowdoun” and “Bluebeard.” The…   more >>

cite as

Sarah Spencer Lady Lyttelton, Letter from Lady Sarah Spencer to her brother, the Hon. Robert Spencer, 28 February 1811. In Hon. Mrs. Hugh Wyndham (ed.), Correspondence of Sarah Spencer, Lady Lyttelton 1787–1870 (London, 1912), p. 120–121. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541422117865 accessed: 18 September, 2021

location of experience: London, England

Listeners

Lady Lyttelton
Governess to Queen Victoria's children 1842-50, Lady of the Bedchamber 1838-42
1787-1870

Listening to

hide composers
The Knight of Snowdoun
written by Sir Henry Rowley Bishop
Blue Beard
written by Michael Kelly (tenor)

Experience Information

Date/Time late February, 1811
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

The music heard seems to have been more than incidental music to a largely spoken play. 'The Knight of Snowdoun' is described as a 'musical drama' in Grove Online, and 'Blue Beard' as a 'grand dramatic romance'. Lady Sarah Spencer married William Henry Lyttelton on 3 March 1813, after which she was known as Lady Lyttelton. He succeeded his half-brother as 3rd Baron Lyttelton in 1828.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 05 Nov 2018 12:48:38 +0000
Approved on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:20:00 +0000