Richard Edgcumbe in England - the 1810'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 134-5:

 

Grassini returned in 1814, but she was no longer what she had been. Her beauty indeed was little diminished, but her acting was more languid and ineffective, at least it appeared so after the more energetic and animated manner of her predecessor. Her voice too was changed; she had endeavoured to regain its upper part, but in so doing she had lost the lower, and instead of a mellow contralto, it was become a hoarse soprano. Still, however, she displayed much of her former grace and style, particularly in her favourite part of Orazia, and in a new opera of Didone by Paër.

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. 134-5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446810866600 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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Didone
written by Paƫr
performed by Grassini

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1810's
Medium live

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 06 Nov 2015 11:54:27 +0000
Approved on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:17:03 +0100