Richard Edgcumbe in Westminster Abbey - 1834

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 252-3:

Among so many young women there certainly were some fresh and sweet voices, but not one finished singer. It would not only be useless, but impossible, to particularise them; such an equality of mediocrity pervaded the whole, that it would indeed be difficult to discriminate, or range them according to the shades of greater or less talent they displayed. Their being so exhibited could be of no advantage to them­selves, and still less to the academy, by showing it had no better singers to produce.

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. 252-3. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448637339862 accessed: 30 November, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time 1834
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:15:40 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:01:32 +0100