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 >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 43-44. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427376630476 accessed: 28 January, 2021

location of experience: Naples

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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Metastasias Olimpiade
written by Metzlevisic
performed by Ansani, Macherini, Marchesi

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:30:30 +0000
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 12:54:34 +0000