Esther Burney et al. in London - November, 1775
Nothing could be more noble than [Signora Gabrielli’s] entrance. She took a sweep from the full length of the stage, amidst peals of applause, which seemed as if they would shake the foundation of the theatre.… Expectation was kept on the rack long after her appearance, because she did not sing till after every other performer had had an air and then came Son Regina, and Sono Amante.
And now I know not what to write. Opinions vary so much that I would to heaven you would come and hear and judge for yourself….
This first song was the only one of any consequence that she sang, all the… more >>
Frances Burney, Letter from Frances Burney to Samuel Crisp, Nov. 1775. In Annie Raine Ellis (ed.), The Early Diary of Frances Burney, 1768-1778. With a Selection from Her Correspondence and from the Journals of her Sisters, Susan and Charlotte Burney, volume 1 (London, 1889), p. 91. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1377793574 accessed: 27 September, 2022
location of experience: London
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:58:19 +0000