Countess Therese Apponyi et al. in Paris - 19 May, 1827, at night
On Saturday I took Mme. Appony, the Johnstons, and Miss Vernon to the Italiens, and there we had Pisaroni, magnificent, wonderful, entraînante, electrifying Pisaroni. Hideous, distorted, deformed, dwarfish Pisaroni. She has an immense head, a remarkably ugly face. When she smiles or sings her mouth is drawn up to her ear, with a look of a person convulsed with pain. She has two legs that stand out like sugar-tongs, one shorter than the other. Her stomach sticks out on one side of her body, and she has a hump on the other, not where stomachs or humps… more >>
Henrietta Elizabeth [Harriet] Leveson Gower, Letter from Lady Granville to her sister, Lady Carlisle, 21 May 1827. In F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville, 1810–1845, volume 1 (London, 1894), p. 410. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1537285253901 accessed: 27 November, 2021
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|Unspecified Italian opera||performed by Benedetta Rosmunda Pisaroni, Carlo Zucchelli|
|Date/Time||19 May, 1827, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Lady Johnston and Miss Vernon were daughters of the Archbishop of York. Harriet Leveson Gower's sister, Georgiana Dorothy Howard, was titled Lady Morpeth until September 1825, after which she was titled Lady Carlisle.