Richard Edgcumbe in Mantua - 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 42-43:

The first woman was Pozzi, of whom, at parting I must observe, that although she had deservedly risen to the head of her profession, was a good singer, and had a voice of uncommon clearness and brilliancy, yet its tones were so bird-like, and there was such a want of feeling in her manner both of singing and acting, that she was on the whole a cold and uninteresting performer. The tenor was Scovelli, the second man Manzoletto... The opera was Arminio, by Tarchi, composed expressly for Marchesi, with whose performance I was very much pleased. 

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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. 42-43. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446634843469 accessed: 5 October, 2022

location of experience: Mantua

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Arminio
written by Tarchi
performed by Marchesi, Pozzi, Scovelli

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, 04 Nov 2015 11:00:43 +0000
Approved on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:51:51 +0100