Michael Kelly in Naples - late 18th Century
from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 43-44:
My master introduced me to the directors of the different theatres, and I had the entrée of them all.
At San Carlo's are performed grand serious operas, (the other three theatres are for the opera buffa,) the first I saw there was Metastasis Olim-piade, the music by Metzlevisic, a German of great musical celebrity. I thought it very fine, and the performance exquisite.
The celebrated Marchesi, the first soprano, performed the part of Megacle ; his expression, feeling, and execution in the beautiful aria, " Se cerca se dice l'amico dov'e," were beyond all … more >>
Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 43-44. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427376630476 accessed: 2 December, 2022
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written by Metzlevisic
|performed by Ansani, Macherini, Marchesi|
|Date/Time||late 18th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|