Richard Edgcumbe in England - early 19th Century

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 97-9:

Of this celebrated performer [Catalani] it is well known that her voice is of a most uncommon quality, and capable of exertions almost supernatural. Her throat seems endued (as has been remarked by medical men) with a power of expansion and muscular motion by no means usual, and when she throws out all her voice to the utmost, it has a volume and strength that are quite surprising, while its agility in divisions, running up and down the scale …   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. 97-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446744408545 accessed: 4 April, 2020

location of experience: England

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

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performance of 'Unknown' performed by Catalini

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 05 Nov 2015 17:26:48 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:28:21 +0000