in Rome - mid 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 9-10:

[Signor Rauzzini] was a native of Rome, and made his first appearance on the stage there, at the Teatro della Valle. He was a great musician, had a fine voice, was very young, and so proverbially handsome, that he always performed the part of the Prima Donna; at that period no woman was permitted to appear on the stage at Rome. His reception was highly flattering, and he afterwards performed in all the principal theatres in Italy.
cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 9-10. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426880034020 accessed: 5 December, 2022

location of experience: Rome

Listening to

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Opera performed by Signor Rauzzini

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:33:54 +0000