Michael Kelly in Naples - 1779

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 25:

When Father Dolphin heard of my arrival, he came alongside, accompanied by another Friar, and a Mr. Fleming, a cadet in the Irish brigade, a worthy good Irishman. He was my daily visitor ; and, what with the wines which we purchased from the boatmen, the delicious fruits, and good society, our bondage was not altogether unpleasant. Added to all the other agremens, was the beautiful prospect around us ; alongside of us was a Venetian vessel also under quarantine, on board of which were several Italian singers, dancers, &c. on their way to the theatre at Palermo, and two brothers, very …   more >>

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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 25. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427373119628 accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: Naples


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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French Horn Duets

Experience Information

Date/Time 1779
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


Quarantined on a ship after sailing to Naples, due to a plague outbreak in Africa.

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:32:00 +0000
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 12:41:21 +0000