Hester Lynch Piozzi in London, England - early May, 1795

from Diary of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 5 May 1795, pages 925–926:

Miss Hamilton has left Marchesi’s manner now, & taken up Pacchierotti’s—wch though infinitely preferable upon the whole, suits her worse: the voice shows its Defects now, and these Graces obtained at third Hand through Cima d’Oro, make no Effect, and please but very faintly—when She play’d Marchesi’s Tricks, She surprized one at least; and with this way She does just nothing. 


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Hester Lynch Piozzi, Diary of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 5 May 1795. In Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana: The Diary of Mrs. Hester Lynch Thrale (Later Mrs. Piozzi) 1776–1809. 2nd ed. , volume 2 (Oxford, 1951), p. 925–926. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1543241997663 accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Hester Lynch Piozzi
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Experience Information

Date/Time early May, 1795
Medium live


Luigi Marchesi, Gasparo Pacchierotti and Gaetano Guadigni were celebrated Italian castrato singers, whilst Gertrud Mara was a German soprano. All were popular in London at the time. Giambattista Cimador (Cimadoro) (1761–1805) was an Italian composer and singing teacher active in London during the 1790s. All spelling and punctuation copied from the original.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 14:19:58 +0000
Approved on Fri, 30 Nov 2018 17:18:45 +0000