Michael Kelly in Paris - early January, 1786

from Solo Recital, pages 154-5:

I went the next night to the same theatre, and saw the first representation of the grand serious opera of Œdipe à Colon; the music by Sachini was delightful and enchanting. I there heard, for the first time, the celebrated bass singer Cheron, who played the part of Œdipe and sang it in a delightful style; it was quite different from the performance of the night before, indeed I could scarcely imagine myself in the same theatre. I saw, too, the opera of Phedra, and had great pleasure in seeing Madame Auberti perform the part of Phedra; she was a great actress, and when she sang in demi …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, and Herbert Van Thal (ed.), Solo Recital (London, 1972), p. 154-5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1403089795209 accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Oedipe a Colone
written by Antonio Sacchini
performed by Cheron
Phedra performed by Madame Auberti, Monsieur Laisse

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Robert Fraser on Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:09:55 +0100