Marie Bashkirtseff in Paris - 2 April, 1881
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!
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: 24 September, 2017
location of experience: Paris
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:14:58 +0000