Richard Edgcumbe in England - in the middle 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 56:

The former [Benini] had a voice of exquisite sweetness, and a finished taste and neatness in her manner of singing; but she had so little power, that she could not be heard to advantage in so large a theatre: her performance in a small one was perfect.

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. 56. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446639780182 accessed: 4 April, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

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

Listening to

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performance of 'Unknown' performed by Benini

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle 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 12:23:01 +0000
Approved on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:15:29 +0100