Richard Edgcumbe in England - 1800

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 82:

In a subsequent season (1800), she flattered me highly by desiring to perform for her benefit an opera of my composition, which on private trial she had found to suit her voice. This was the Zenobia of Metastasio, an interesting and pathetic drama, and she gave to the music an effect which its own merits could never have produced in other hands.

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. 82. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446719749074 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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Zenobia of Metastasio
written by Richard Edgcumbe
performed by Madame Banti

Experience Information

Date/Time 1800
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:35:49 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:24:43 +0000