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.
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: 22 May, 2022
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|singing||performed by Gaspare Pacchierotti|
|Date/Time||in the beginning of 1780|
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