Michael Kelly in Naples - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 46-47:

The Teatro Fiorentino is the most fashionable for the comic opera ; it is about the size of the little theatre in the Haymarket. The first opera I saw there was the " Italian in London," (from Voltaire,) composed by Cimarosa. From this drama the elder Colman took the plot of his comedy of the " English Merchant."

They had at that time excellent performers. The celebrated Genaro Luzzio was the primo buffo, and the principal female, La Coltellini, was delightful, both as a comic actress and singer.

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 46-47. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427377322048 accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Naples


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Italian in London
written by Domenico Cimarosa
performed by Genaro Luzzio, La Coltellini

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 13:42:02 +0000
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 12:57:57 +0000