William Gell in Lisbon - early November, 1810
from Letter from Sir William Gell to the Miss Berrys, 9 November 1810, page 441:
The plays are very entertaining, and the singing in them very good. The grotesque dancing, too, I really believe the best in Europe; we go almost every night to something of the kind. To-night ‘Il Barbiere de Sevilla,’ a most capital buffo, Varancio, or some such name. The Queen of Spain had a passion for him, so we are persuading him to come to England to try his fortune.
Mary Berry, Letter from Sir William Gell to the Miss Berrys, 9 November 1810. In Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 2 (London, 1865), p. 441. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1542200109079 accessed: 29 September, 2023
Listening tohide composers
|singing in plays|
|Date/Time||early November, 1810|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|