Richard Edgcumbe in UK - late 18th Century

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 19-20:

 

 

At length the long expected and much praised Maccherini made her appearance, and never was expectation more completely disappointed. Her voice was a mere thread, scarcely audible in the orchestra, and her performance in every respect (like her countenance) miserable in the extreme […]

cite as

Richard 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. 19-20. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445957251664 accessed: 19 December, 2018

location of experience: UK

Listeners

Richard Edgcumbe
Amateur Actor, Amateur Musician, Politician, Writer
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Listening to

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performance of 'Unknown' performed by Maccherini

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:47:32 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:16:02 +0000