The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe in United Kingdom - at the end of the 1770's

from Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey., pages 12-3:

Pacchierotti’s voice was an extensive soprano, full and sweet in the highest degree; his powers of execution were great, but he had far too good taste and too good sense to make a display of them where it would have been misapplied, confining it to one bravura song (aria di agilità) in each opera, conscious that the chief delight of singing, and his own supreme excellence, lay in touching expression, and exquisite pathos.

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The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey. (London, 1834), p. 12-3. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445955591123 accessed: 26 April, 2018

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The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
Politician, Writer, Amateur Actor, Amateur Musician
1764-1839

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performance of 'Unknown' performed by Gaspare Pacchierotti

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Date/Time at the end of the 1770's
Medium live

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:19:51 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:14:27 +0000