John George Keysler in Italy - between early 18th Century and mid 18th Century

from Travels through Germany, Bohemia, Switzerland, Italy and Lorrain. Vol. 4, page 15:

Among the Italian female singers the precedency is not determined by the connoisseurs ; some declaring in favour of Francesca Cuzzoni Sandoni, and others of Faustina Bordoni. Neither of them indeed has any pretence to beauty, but of the two Cuzzoni has the advantage in that particular. Her voice is also clearer, and she is mistress of a greater compass …   more >>

cite as

John George Keysler, Travels through Germany, Bohemia, Switzerland, Italy and Lorrain. Vol. 4, volume 4 (London, 1760), p. 15. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1509018022201 accessed: 8 December, 2021

location of experience: Italy

Listeners

John George Keysler
Antiquary, Fellow of the Royal Society London
1689-1743

Listening to

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operatic singing
written by Domenico Cimarosa, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
performed by Faustina Bordoni, Francesca Cuzzoni Sandoni

Experience Information

Date/Time between early 18th Century and mid 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:40:40 +0100
Approved on Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:31:32 +0000