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. 207-8 (108 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. 207-8 (108 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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When Pasta came, later in the year, she produced Anna Bolena, an opera by Donizetti, in which another tenor made his appearance, Rubini, who soon became, and still continues, a great favourite. He possesses one of the sweetest of voices, of great flexibility, and is an excellent singer, but too fond of the over-florid style now so much in fashion. Lablache also performed in this opera. I heard them all three at a private concert sing some of the pieces from it, as a kind of trial, preparatory to bringing it out for Pasta’s benefit. They did not please me, being of a forced, unnatural style;

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