Richard Edgcumbe in England - 1826

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 169-71:

Having heard her [Pasta] once before at a private concert, with, I own, less pleasure than I had anticipated, I had much curiosity to see her on the stage, and there she fully answered my highest expectations. In a small room her voice was too loud, and sometimes harsh; her manner too forcible and vehement: but in the theatre all blemishes disappeared: she is really a first-rate performer, both as singer and actress, and that by mere dint …   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. 169-71. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446823931858 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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Medea
written by Mayer
performed by Caradori, Curioni, Pasta

Experience Information

Date/Time 1826
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:32:13 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:17:25 +0100