Richard Edgcumbe

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 90-1:

Her [Mrs. Billington’s] voice, though sweet and flexible, was not of that full nature which formed the charm of Banti’s, but was rather a voce di testa, and in its very high tones resembled a flute or flageolet. Its agility was very great, and every thing she sung was executed in the neatest manner, and with the utmost precision. Her knowledge of music enabled her to give great variety …   more >>

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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. 90-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446722777424 accessed: 10 August, 2022

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

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Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:26:17 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:26:55 +0000