Richard Edgcumbe in England - in the beginning of the 1800'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., pages 82-3:

From this time Viganoni took the part of first man, and continued to fill that station, for which he was well qualified, both as singer and actor, during the remainder of Banti’s stay, and for some seasons after. His voice was not very strong, nor of a superior tone or quality, but he was an excellent musician, had good taste, and considerable versatility of talent, singing both in the serious and comic opera, and rendering himself generally useful. He must be considered as a performer of great merit.

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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. 82-3. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446720066011 accessed: 8 April, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

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

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performance of 'Unknown' performed by Viganoni

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1800's
Medium live

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:41:06 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:24:56 +0000