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 92-3:

The opera, composed for the occasion [Grassini benefit] by Winter, was Il Ratto di Proserpina, in which Mrs. Billington acted Ceres, and Grassini Proserpine. And now the tide of favour suddenly turned; the performance of the latter carried all the applause, and her graceful figure, her fine expression of face, together with the sweet manner in which she sung several easy simple airs, stamped her at once the reigning favourite. Her deep tones were undoubtedly fine, and had a particularly good effect, when joined with the brilliant voice of Mrs. Billington […]

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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. 92-3. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446743095300 accessed: 6 April, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Il Ratto di Proserpina
written by Winter
performed by Grassini, Mrs. Billington

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 17:04:55 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:27:34 +0000