excerpt from 'Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey.' pp. 84-5 (126 words)

excerpt from 'Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey.' pp. 84-5 (126 words)

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Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey.

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But before the close of her [Banti’s] last season (1802), a singular and interesting performance took place. Banti prevailed on Mrs. Billington to perform with her on the night of her benefit, leaving to the latter the choice of the opera, and the principal character. Merope, by Portogallo, was fixed upon, in which Mrs. Billington acted the heroine of the piece, and Banti took the part of Polifonte, though written for a tenor voice. The curiosity to hear these two celebrated singers together, was so great, that the theatre overflowed, and even ladies were obliged to sit on the stage, for want of other places. The performance satisfied every expectation, and the applause bestowed equally on both, was as rapturous as it was well deserved.

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