Richard Edgcumbe in England - at the end of the 1780'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., page 55:

This ancient music was particularly suited to Rubinelli, and was familiar to Mara, both of whom sung it incomparably well. Nothing could be finer than the delivery of the famous recitative Alma del gran Pompeo by the former. But in the inferior parts it was miserably executed, and the effect was absolutely ludicrous.

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. 55. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446638321422 accessed: 2 April, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Various
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Madame Mara, Rubinelli

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1780's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:58:41 +0000
Approved on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:14:34 +0100