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 255-6:

 To this long list [of male opera singers] must be added the singers of the Italian opera […] which might well have been spared, as they contributed little to the interest of the performances. These were Giulietta Grisi, Rubini, Ivanhoff, Zu- chelli, and Tamburini; the first engaged for two of the days, the men for one only. They could have been engaged at all, only for the sake of their names, which stand very high in their profession; but though excellent at the opera, they were ineffective in the Abbey, and it was known they would be …   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. 255-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448640538484 accessed: 30 November, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Unknown
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Antonio Tamburini, Giulietta Grisi, Ivanhoff, Rubini, Zucchelli

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 16:08:58 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:21:46 +0100