Caroline Powys in Bath - 9 March, 1808, at night

from Diary of Caroline Powys, 9 March 1808, pages 366–367:

I went to Ranzini s concert to hear Madame Catalani, but was disappointed with numbers, as she came from the opera in London all night, caught a violent cold and sore throat; above a thousand had been in the concert-room hours, some they said by three o clock; we did not go till six, and had not a very good seat. At eight, when it was to begin, Ranzini came on the platform to say how shock’d Madame Catalani was at disappointing the company, but she was really too ill to sing the songs given out, but she would try some others. We began to fear a riot, as some hisses …   more >>

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Caroline Powys, Diary of Caroline Powys, 9 March 1808. In Climenson, Emily J. (ed.), Passages from the Diaries of Mrs. Philip Lybbe Powys of Hardwick House, Oxon. A.D. 1756 to 1808 (London, 1899), p. 366–367. accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: Bath


Caroline Powys

Listening to

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Songs performed by Angelica Catalani

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 March, 1808, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:17:50 +0000
Approved on Sun, 28 Jan 2018 14:04:54 +0000