Mary Berry in Rome - 1 January, 1784

from Diary of Mary Berry, 1 January 1784, page 67:

Dined at the Senator’s: a large party. After coffee, Santé[*] played and sang some of the airs out of his own Olympiade with wonderful expression and taste.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 1 January 1784. In Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 1 (London, 1865), p. 67. accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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written by Santé [Giuseppe Sarti?]
performed by Santé [Giuseppe Sarti?]

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 January, 1784
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


*It is likely that Mary Berry misheard the composer's name. Giuseppe Sarti's second setting of Metastasio's libretto 'Olimpiade' had been performed in Rome during 1783.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:19:35 +0000
Approved on Sat, 01 Dec 2018 11:08:39 +0000