Exhibition: Honest Dick Leveridge: Performer, Composer & Coffee Shop Owner

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 1st Nov 2020

This exhibition has finished.

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Cost: £10.50


Discover the life and work of Richard Leveridge, a leading singer on the 18th-century London stage, in this Handel Gallery display.

Born in London in 1670, Richard (Dick) Leveridge’s career crossed the centuries. Having become the lead bass singer at Drury Lane Theatre in 1695, singing for Purcell in many of his stage works, he later went on to sing in the first performances of Handel’s early London operas. Then followed a career on the London stage spanning 50 years which saw him perform at leading venues such as Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Covent Garden.

This display in the Handel Gallery introduces the life of this popular theatre singer, including his work as a composer and more surprisingly as a coffee shop owner. Discover the different threads of Dick Leveridge’s life through manuscripts, early printed music and artworks, from drinking songs and stage works to contemporary accounts and formal portraits.


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Location

Foundling Museum,

40 Brunswick Square, London,
WC1N 1AZ

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