Mary Delany - 1740

from The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, page 141:

Letter from Mrs. Pendarves to Mrs. Dewes, at Bardley. Bullstrode, 21 Dec. 1740 - Mr. Handel has got a new singer from Italy. Her voice is between Cuzzoni's and Strada's—strong, but not harsh, her person miserably bad, being very low, and excessively crooked. Donellan approves of her : she is not to sing on the stage till after Xmas, so I shall not lose her first performance. Everything harmonious and delightful will bring you more strongly to my mind, a seat that you possess without a rival.
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Mary Delany, and Augusta Hall (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, volume 1/2 (London, 1861), p. 141. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434459912250 accessed: 15 August, 2022

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Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

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performance of 'Unknown' performed by Unknown Italian Female

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Date/Time 1740
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:05:13 +0100
Approved on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:00:48 +0100