Richard Edgcumbe in Theatre del Fondo, Naples - in the beginning of 1785

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 40-1:

During Lent, when none but sacred dramas were allowed, the oratorio of Jephthah was acted at the Theatre del Fondo, and the principal parts well sustained by Benini, Mengozzi, and Rovedino, the music very good, but I forget the composer. Benini sung sweetly a most beautiful pathetic air as she was going to be sacrificed.

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. 40-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446053757053 accessed: 4 October, 2022

location of experience: Theatre del Fondo, Naples

Listeners

Richard Edgcumbe
Amateur Actor, Amateur Musician, Politician, Writer
1764-1839

Listening to

hide composers
Jephthah (Oratorio) performed by Benini, Mengozzi, Rovedino

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1785
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:35:57 +0000
Approved on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:41:59 +0100