Richard Edgcumbe in King's Theatre, London - 1825

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 157-58:

 

 

[Various singers] unable for some time to perform, it became necessary, in order to repair these losses, to engage a young singer, the daughter of the tenor Garcia, who had sung here for several seasons. She was as yet a mere girl, and had never appeared on any public stage: but from the first moment of her appearance she showed evident talents for it both as singer and actress. Her extreme youth, her prettiness, her pleasing voice, and sprightly easy action, as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Seviglia, in which part she made her debut, gained her general favour […]

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. 157-58. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446820062767 accessed: 16 May, 2022

location of experience: King's Theatre, London

Listeners

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

Listening to

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The Barber of Seville
written by Rossini
performed by Daughter of Garcia

Experience Information

Date/Time 1825
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:27:43 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:54:21 +0100