Richard Edgcumbe - 1783

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 90:

When I first heard her [Mrs. Billington], in 1783, she was very young and pretty, had a delightful fresh voice of very high compass, and sung with great neatness several songs composed for Allegranti, whom she closely imitated.

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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. 90. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446722309879 accessed: 10 August, 2022

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

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Unknown songs performed by Mrs. Billington

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Date/Time 1783
Medium live

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:18:30 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:26:40 +0000