Richard Edgcumbe in Plymouth - 1828

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 199-201:

So much had been said of her [Catalani] falling off, and of the failure of her voice, that I was most agreeably sur-prised at finding how little change there was in her, and how well she had retained her powers during so long a period, and when arrived to at least middle age. It was, indeed, still beyond any other younger voice. She said herself that she had lost some of its upper notes; but, she added, she had gained in expression what she had …   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. 199-201. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447063940500 accessed: 4 July, 2022

location of experience: Plymouth

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Rule Britannia performed by Catalani
God save the King performed by Catalani
performance of 'Unknown' performed by Catalani

Experience Information

Date/Time 1828
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Mon, 09 Nov 2015 10:12:20 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:35:33 +0100