Thomas Ryan in North America - in the middle of the 1800's
from Recollections of an old musician, page 146:
Madame Alboni was the next very fine singer who visited America. Oh, what a glorious contralto voice was hers ! It was of a silk-velvet quality (if I may be allowed to use such a figure of speech), with deeply sympathetic, expressive tones resembling very markedly the lovely reedy tones of a violoncello. Moreover, what technical wonders Alboni could accomplish with that voice! Her colorature in songs like Una Voce created the same effect as a Carnaval de Venise performance on the violin.
Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 146. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450273943006 accessed: 26 October, 2021
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|performance of 'Unknown music'||performed by Madame Alboni|
|Date/Time||in the middle of the 1800's|