Charles Burney in Rome - 22 September, 1770
[…] to Mr. Beckford's concert, consisting of 12 of the best hands in Rome, led by Celestini - and 3 voices, viz Signor Cristofero of the Pope's chapel who sings very much in Guarducci's way and is little inferior to him in delicacy, Grassetto - a boy made a eunuch by his own choice against the advice of his friends in order to preserve his voice, which is a very pleasing one, and he is moreover in other respects a very promising singer; and a buffo tenor, a very comical fellow.
Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 131. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444902198059 accessed: 26 May, 2022
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|Vocal piece||performed by Celestini, Grassetto, Signor Cristofero|
|Date/Time||22 September, 1770|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|