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., pages 190-1:

The other parts of Don Giovanni were unequally filled. Caradori (whose benefit it was) sung sweetly, as she always does, that of Zerlina. Zuchelli, who is lately arrived, as the hero of the piece, was less lively and animated, and far less the libertine, than the original representative, Ambrogetti, but sung the part much better, from the superior excellence of his voice, and greater delicacy of his manner, a quality in which he surpasses every bass singer I ever heard. Pellegrini, the Leporello, is a good buffo, but past his prime, and has nearly lost …   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. 190-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447063241953 accessed: 28 March, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Don Giovanni
written by Mozart
performed by Caradori, Pellegrini, Zucchelli

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Mon, 09 Nov 2015 10:00:42 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:32:58 +0100