Louis Engelbach in Naples - 1802, at night

from Naples and the Campagna Felice. In a series of letters, addressed to a friend in England, in 1802, pages 206-207:

 [Letter XVI] About midnight our host proposed to sup. The cloth was laid in an instant, every one lending a hand. The "stingy" Don Ignazio treated us with a profusion of three or four different sorts of delicious shell-fish, Bologna sausages; salad of anchovies, &c. and plenty of his Abruzzo wine, uttering a thousand apologies for the mediocrity of his hasty entertainment. I never saw a man eat and drink so much, and with such glee. His partner too appeared as if she providently intended to lay in a stock for a few banyan days to come. Her repletion, however, did not prevent …   more >>

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Louis Engelbach, Naples and the Campagna Felice. In a series of letters, addressed to a friend in England, in 1802 (London, 1815), p. 206-207. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1518716838514 accessed: 2 December, 2021

location of experience: Naples

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operatic airs
Singing in a domestic setting

Experience Information

Date/Time 1802, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:47:18 +0000
Approved on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:10:03 +0000