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.

cite as

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: 24 February, 2024

location of experience: Lisbon


William Gell
Classical archaeologist, traveller

Listening to

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singing in plays

Experience Information

Date/Time early November, 1810
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:55:09 +0000
Approved on Sun, 02 Dec 2018 09:38:48 +0000