Hermann Klein in Norwich - 1866
from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900, pages 460-1:
Sims Reeves in the original instance was an opera-singer. I once heard him in opera, but he was then nearly sixty, and had long abandoned his stage career. I first heard him sing at the Norwich Festival of 1866, when he took part in Costa's oratorio “Naaman”. His voice was then still in its prime. A more exquisite illustration of what is termed the true Italian tenor quality it would be impossible to imagine; and this delicious sweetness, this rare combination of “velvety” richness with ringing timbre, he retained in diminishing volume almost to the last.
Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900 (New York City, 1903), p. 460-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438599831167 accessed: 9 December, 2021
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written by Michael Costa (conductor)
|performed by Sims Reeves|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|