Richard Edgcumbe in England - 1802

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 84-5:

But before the close of her [Banti’s] last season (1802), a singular and interesting performance took place. Banti prevailed on Mrs. Billington to perform with her on the night of her benefit, leaving to the latter the choice of the opera, and the principal character. Merope, by Portogallo, was fixed upon, in which Mrs. Billington acted the heroine of the piece, and Banti took the part of Polifonte, though written for a tenor voice. The …   more >>

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. 84-5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446720539477 accessed: 8 April, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

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

Listening to

hide composers
Merope
written by Portogallo
performed by Madame Banti, Mrs. Billington

Experience Information

Date/Time 1802
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:48:59 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:25:29 +0000