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 91-2:

This very handsome woman [Grassini] was in every thing the direct contrary of her rival [Mrs. Billington]. With a beautiful form, and a grace peculiarly her own, she was an excellent actress, and her style of singing was exclusively the cantabile, which became heavy a la longue, and bordered a little on the monotonous: for her voice, which it was said had been a high soprano, was by some accident …   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. 91-2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446742788391 accessed: 10 April, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Vergine del Sole
written by Mayer
performed by Grassini

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 05 Nov 2015 16:59:49 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:27:14 +0000