Marie Bashkirtseff in Paris - 2 April, 1881

from The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff, pages 462-463, pages 462-463:

Never did Patti sing with more spirit than she did yesterday; her voice had such fulness, such freshness, and such brilliancy! The bolero from Vepres Siciliennes was encored.... Patti does not move you, but she can make you weep with astonishment; it is really like fireworks. Yesterday, I was positively startled when she poured forth a flood of notes, they were so pure, so high, and so delicate!
cite as

The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff, pages 462-463. In Marie Bashkirtseff, and Roszika Parker and Griselda Pollock (ed.), The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff (London, 1985), p. 462-463. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1384168498696 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Marie Bashkirtseff
Artist
1858-1884

Listening to

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Sicilian Vespers
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Adelina Patti

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 April, 1881
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:14:58 +0000