Mary Godfrey in London, England - between 1800 and 1809

from Letter from Mary Godfrey to Thomas Moore, 30 August 1807, page 234:

You have of course seen and heard the Catalani. What do you think of her? She had outlived her fame in this country. Her voice astonished at first, but when the novelty was over they said she was more surprising than pleasing, and that she sung out of tune. She asked and got more for singing at concerts than anybody ever got before. She never went any where without her odious husband at her elbow, who never could bear that she should sing without being paid for it. Mr. Knight gave her some gay dinners as he was one of her greatest admirers. I saw her at the Fincastles and …   more >>

cite as

Mary Godfrey, Letter from Mary Godfrey to Thomas Moore, 30 August 1807. In Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 1 (London, 1853), p. 234. accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Listening to

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unspecified vocal music performed by Angelica Catalani

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1800 and 1809
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 30 May 2019 11:00:41 +0100
Approved on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 12:07:07 +0100