Richard Edgcumbe in England - mid 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 205-6:

Two new male singers made their first appearance this year, Donzelli, a tenor of celebrity in Italy, with a powerful voice, which he did not modulate well, and Lablache, a bass of uncommon force and power. His voice was not only of deeper compass than almost any ever heard, but when he chose, absolutely stentorian, and he was also gigantic in his person; yet when he moderated its extraordinary strength, he sung pleasingly and well.

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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. 205-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447065659153 accessed: 2 April, 2020

location of experience: England

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

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performance of 'Unknown' performed by Donzelli, Luigi Lablache

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Date/Time mid 19th Century

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Mon, 09 Nov 2015 10:40:59 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:31:57 +0000