Hester Lynch Piozzi in England - in the beginning of 1780

from Diary of Hester Lynch Thrale, 26 March 1780, pages 435–436:

I have taken a fancy to Pacchierotti the Italian singer; I never felt any kindness for one of those beings before: but this is elegant, humble & gentle, & has Surprizing Adroitness at Languages.—he made a progress in ours truly astonishing—as to his Singing I understand it not, but the best Judges say ’tis exquisite, and Basta così.

cite as

Hester Lynch Piozzi, Diary of Hester Lynch Thrale, 26 March 1780. In Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana: The Diary of Mrs. Hester Lynch Thrale (Later Mrs. Piozzi) 1776–1809. 2nd ed. , volume 1 (Oxford, 1951), p. 435–436. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1543231493440 accessed: 3 March, 2024

location of experience: England


Hester Lynch Piozzi
Writer, Writer

Listening to

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singing performed by Gaspare Pacchierotti

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1780
Medium live


All spelling and punctuation copied from the original.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 11:24:54 +0000
Approved on Fri, 30 Nov 2018 16:31:03 +0000