Michael Kelly in Dublin - mid 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 3-4:

My first singing masters were Signor Passerini, a native of Bologna, and Signor Peretti, who was a vero musico. He was the original Artaxerxes when the opera of that name was first performed at Covent Garden; he taught me the beautiful air, " In infancy our hopes and fears," which was composed for him, and it made an impression on my mind never to be forgotten. He had a fine contre altro voice, and possessed the true portamento so little known in the present day. He also taught me the song of Arbaces, " Amid a thousand racking woes," which I executed with the greatest facility : but the songs …   more >>
cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 3-4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426676012967 accessed: 24 September, 2021

location of experience: Dublin

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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Amid a thousand racking woes performed by Michael Kelly
Oh too lovely, too unkind performed by Michael Kelly
Oh, why is death forever late? performed by Michael Kelly

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:53:33 +0000