Michael Kelly in Dublin - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 15-16:

[II Cavaliero Don Pedro Martini] procured a large subscription, took the [Smock Alley] theatre, and brought over the company, amongst whom were La Sestini, the best buffo of the day, Signor Pinetti, a Venetian, a most excellent actor, Signor Fochetti, a powerful primo buffo, with a fine bass voice ; Signors Savoy, Peretti, &c. &c. and a second and third woman. Signor St. Giorgio conducted at the piano-forte, and Signor Georgi led the band, which was strengthened by many performers from London...The first opera was L'Isola d'Alcina, composed by Gazzaniga; there was some beautiful music in it. …   more >>
cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 15-16. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426957818383 accessed: 27 January, 2021

location of experience: Dublin

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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L'Isola d'Alcina
written by Gazzaniga
performed by Pinetti

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:10:18 +0000