Michael Kelly in Paris - 3 January, 1786

from Solo Recital, page 154:

My object while in Paris, was to see all the theatres, and I therefore visited one or other of them every evening. I went, first, to the grand opera, and was delighted with the magnificence of the scenery, decorations and dresses, and, above all, with their chorusses; in that department they decidedly bear away the palm from every other country: the orchestra was most minutely attended to and more numerous than even that of Saint Carlos at Naples; but the principal singers (God save them) made a shriek louder than I thought any human beings capable of producing. The opera was Gluck's …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, and Herbert Van Thal (ed.), Solo Recital (London, 1972), p. 154. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1403088007020 accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Iphigenie en Tauride
written by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 January, 1786
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Robert Fraser on Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:40:07 +0100