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Billington, Elizabeth


 Weichsel, Elizabeth  birth name
 Fellisent, Elizabeth  later name

soprano, composer

born: ? 1765-1768 London, England Source: 1  

born: circa 1768 Soho, London, England Source: 2  
born: 1765 Source: 3  

died: 25 Aug 1818 Venezia, Italy Source: 1  
died: ------------ St. Arntein, near Venezia, Italy Source: 2  
died: 28 Aug 1818 St. Arntein, near Venezia, Italy Source: 4  
died: ------- 1818 St. Arntein, near Venezia, Italy Source: 3  

The Music Sack has 46 items with information about Elizabeth Billington:


English Opera : the Leading Female Singers

p. 540 In:
Fenner, Theodore
Opera in London : views of the press 1785-1830
Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 1994, 788 p.

Number of People : 11


Italian Opera : the Leading Female Singers

p. 198 In:
Fenner, Theodore
Opera in London : views of the press 1785-1830
Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 1994, 788 p.

Number of People : 16


Biographical index

p. 211 In:
Boydell, Brian
Rotunda music in eighteenth-century : Dublin
Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1992, 240 p.

Number of People : 199


Heinrich, Adel
Organ and harpsichord music by women composers
Compiled by Adel Heinrich
New York: Greenwood Press, 1991
      (Series: Music reference collection; 30)

Number of People : 766


Riemens, Leo
Kutsch, Karl J.
Grosses Sangerlexikon
Bern: Francke, 1987, 3452 columns in two volumes p.

Number of People : 6,910


The Singers

Appendix G In:
Fiske, Roger
English theatre music in the eighteenth century
Second edition
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986, 684 p.

Number of People : 39


Blanchard, Roger
Cande, Roland de
Dieux et divas de l'opera : des origines a la Malibran
Roger Blanchard et Roland de Cande
Paris: Plon, 1986, 429 p.

Number of People : 116


Chiti, Patricia Adkins
Donne in musica
Rome: Bulzoni Editore, 1982, 200 p.

Number of People : 418


Cohen, Aaron I.
International encyclopedia of women composers : classical and serious music
New York: R. R. Bowker, 1981, 597 p.

Number of People : 3,480

 1980 Source: 1

Sadie, Stanley
The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
London: Macmillan, 1980

Number of People : 20,506


Robijns, Jozef
Zijlstra, Miep
Algemene muziek enciclopedie
hoofdred., J. Robijns en Miep Zijlstra
Haarlem: De Haan, [1979]-1984

Number of People : 16,262


Parker, John Rowe
A musical biography
Detroit: Information Coordinators, 1975

Number of People : 35


Clayton, Ellen Creathorne
Queens of song
Freeport, New York: Books for Libraries Press, 1972

Number of People : 33


Fenner, Theodore
Leigh Hunt and Opera Criticism
The "Examiner" Years, 1808-1821.
Lawrence: The University Press of Kansas, 1972. xiv, 253 p.
       20 illus., notes

Number of People : 8


Pleasants, Henry
The great singers : From Jenny Lind to Callas and Pavarotti
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1967, 395 p.

Number of People : 64


Pleasants, Henry
The Great Opera Singers from the Dawn of Opera to our Own Time
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966 [London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1967]. 352 p.
       147 illus., bib

Number of People : 60

 1966 Source: 3

Visiting musicians

p. 217 In:
Hogan, Ita Margaret
Anglo-Irish music : 1780-1830
Cork, Ireland: Cork University Press, 1966, 246 p.

Number of People : 65


Zenei lexikon
Budapest: Zenemukiado Vallalat, 1965

Number of People : 4,351


Eitner, Robert
Biographisch-bibliographisches Quellen-Lexikon der Musiker und Musikgelehrten
Christlicher Zeitrechnung bis Mitte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts
Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlaganstalt, 1959

Number of People : 26,838


Smith, William Charles
The Italian Opera and Contemporary Ballet in London 1789-1820
A Record of performances and Players with Reports from the Journals of the Time.
London Society for Theatre Research, 1955. xviii, 191 p.
       illus., indices.
       Note: The index of singers is most helpful. Important information for numerous singers

Number of People : 5


Bio-bibliographical index of musicians in the United States of America since colonial times
Prepared by the District of Columbia Historical Records Survey Division of Community Service Programs Works project Administration
Washington, DC: 1941, 439 p.

Number of People : 10,576


Baker, Theodore
Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians
Fourth edition revised and enlarged
New York: G. Schirmer, 1940

Number of People : 6,835


Schmidl, Carlo
Dizionario universale dei musicisti
Milan: Sonzogno, 1937, 2V p.

Number of People : 11,317


Norlind, Tobias
Allmant musiklexikon
Stockholm: Wahlstrom & Widstrand, 1927-28, 2V p.

Number of People : 4,739


Grew, Sydney
Makers of music
The story of singers and instrumentalists
By Sydney Grew
London: G. T. Foulis, 1926

Number of People : 70


Remy, Alfred
Baker, Theodore
Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians
Third edition
Revised and enlarged by Alfred Remy, M.A.
New York: G. Schirmer, 1919, 1094 p.

Number of People : 7,067


Elson, Louis Charles (editor)
Modern Music and Musicians for Vocalists. 2 vols
New York: The University Society, Inc., 1918. Vol. II, Opera: History and Guide. viii, 319-640 p.

Number of People : 24


From the Beginnings of Opera to Catalani

p. 81 In:
University Musical Encyclopedia; Vocal music and musicians; the vocal art - great vocalists - famous songs
By many eminent editors, experts and special contributors
New York: University Society, 1912, 336 p.

Number of People : 8


Baker, Theodore
Biographical dictionary of musicians
Compiled and edited by Theodore Baker, Ph.D.
New York: G. Schirmer, 1900, 653 p.

Number of People : 5,682

More Details : (1 Section)


Lahee, Henry C.
Famous singers of to-day and yesterday
Henry C. Lahee
Boston: L.C. Page, 1898, 337 p.

Number of People : 111

 1897 Source: 2

Stratton, Stephen Samuel
Brown, James D.
British musical biography.
A dictionary of musical artists, authors and composers born in Britain and its colonies.
By James D. Brown and Stephen S. Stratton
Birmingham: S.S. Stratton, 1897, 462 p.

Number of People : 4,164


Bremont, Anna de
The Great Singers
New York: Brentano's, 1892.228 p.
      originally published:
London: W.W. Gibbings

Number of People : 18


Ferris, George Titus
Great singers : Faustina Bordoni to Henrietta Sontag
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1888

Number of People : 7


Arleaga y Pereira, Fernando
Celebridades musicales
Barcelona: Editorial Aristico de I.T.M. Gegul, 1886. 676 p.

Number of People : 57


Brown, James Duff
Biographical dictionary of musicians.
With a bibliography of English writings on music
Paisley, Scotland: A. Gardner, 1886, 637 p.

Number of People : 4,300


Thurner, A.
Les reines de chant
Paris: A Hennuyer, Imprimeur-Editeur, 1883. 335 p.
       4 engravings by E. Abot
       Note: Saint-Huberty, Cinti-Damoreau, Malibran, Miolan-Carvalho

Number of People : 61


Baptie, David
A handbook of musical biography
London: W. Morley, 1883, 256 p.

Number of People : 3,177


Fetis, Francois-Joseph
Biographie universelle des musiciens : et bibliographie generale de la musique.
Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1875-83

Number of People : 5,657


Cox, John Edmund
Musical recollections of the last half-century. In two volumes
Vol. I
London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872, 345 p.

Number of People : 95


Vasconcellos, Joaquim Antonio da Fonseca E.
Os musicos portugueses. Biographia-bibliographia
Porto: Imprensa Portugueza, 1870

Number of People : 401


Escudier, Marie
Vie et aventures des cantatrices celebres
Paris: E. Dantu, Libraire-Editeur, 1856

Number of People : 21


Hogarth, George
Memoirs of the opera in Italy, France, Germany and England
Vol. II
New York: 1851, 379 p.

Number of People : 74


Musical reminiscenses of the Earl of Mount Edgcombe
Containing an account of the Italian opera in England from 1773 to 1834
London: 1834, 294 p.

Number of People : 56


Mount-Edgcumbe, Richard / 2nd Earl of
Musical Reminiscences of an Old Amateur Chiefly Respespecting the Italian Opera in England for Fifty Years from 1773 to 1823
The Second Edition Continued to the Present Time
London: W. Clarke, 1827 [1st edition 1823]. xii, 13-183 p.

Number of People : 18


Sainsbury, John S.
A dictionary of musicians. From the earliest ages to the present time. Comprising the most important biographical contents of the works of Gerber, Choron, and Fayolle Count Orloff, Dr. Burney, Sir John Hawkins, &c, &c, together with upwards of a hundred original memoirs of the most eminent living musicians
Edited by John S. Sainsbury
Printed for Sainsbury and Co., 1825, 2V p.

Number of People : 724


Burney, Charles
A General History of Music from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period.
Vol. 4
London: Payne and Son, 1789. ii, 685 p.
       list of music books, index, errata.
       Note: First-hand observations about singers during the end of the Baroque Italian opera in London

Number of People : 15

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