Michael Kelly et al. in Naples - the 1770's

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 28:

Sir William having invited me to dinner that day, I returned, and was introduced to the first Lady Hamilton. The taste and partiality for music of this highly-gifted person, are too well known to need a remark from me. At that period she frequently gave concerts, to which all the best per-formers were invited. She was herself considered the finest piano-forte player in Italy. After dinner, at which I had the honour of being introduced to the late Duke of Bedford, there was music. The celebrated Millico accompanied him-self on the harp in the charming canzonetta, " Ho sparse tante lagrime ;"…   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 28. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427373691557 accessed: 23 February, 2024

location of experience: Naples


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
Lady Hamilton

Listening to

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Fuggiam da questo loco
written by Venanzio Rauzzini
performed by Michael Kelly
Ho sparse tante lagrime performed by Millico
Water parted from the sea performed by Michael Kelly

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1770's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:41:31 +0000
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 12:46:58 +0000