Richard Edgcumbe in England - 1732

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 209-10:

I was induced, unfortunately, to go one night to see Gli Arabi nelle Gallie, a very poor opera by Pacini, acted by Grisi and Mariani, a very indifferent tenor named Winter, and a bass no better. On the whole, I never hardly, in my long experience, witnessed a performance so mediocre in every respect.

cite as

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. 209-10. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448539695891 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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Gli Arabi nelle Gallie
written by Pacini
performed by Grisi, Mariani, Winter

Experience Information

Date/Time 1732
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:08:16 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:32:45 +0000