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., page 112:

Marconi, an excellent singer and very genteel actress; but her voice was the deepest contralto of a female’s I ever heard […] If Marconi’s voice was too low for a prima donna, she would have been of infinite use to the theatre for contralto parts, and an admirable performer of male characters in the serious opera.

cite as

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. 112. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446809343172 accessed: 2 April, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

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

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performance of 'Unknown' performed by Marconi

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 06 Nov 2015 11:29:03 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:29:15 +0000