Richard Edgcumbe - 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 162-4:

At the moment when he [Signor Velluti] was expected to appear, the most profound silence reigned in one of the most crowded audiences I ever saw, broken on his advancing by loud applauses of encouragement. The first note he uttered gave a shock of surprize, almost of disgust, to inexperienced ears, but his performance was listened to with attention and great applause throughout, with but few …   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. 162-4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446820734391 accessed: 10 August, 2022

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

Listening to

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Il Crociato in Egitto
written by Giacomo Meyerbeer
performed by Caradori, Garcia, Signor Velluti

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 14:38:54 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:02:48 +0100