Michael Kelly in Naples - late 18th Century
from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 47:
At the Teatro Nuovo, another comic opera house, but by no means as good as the former, acted the celebrated Cassaciello, the idol of Naples. Whenever he appeared on the stage, the house was in a tumult of applause ; and though he gave his recitation in the Neapolitan jargon, there never was a greater favourite, nor one more deserving of favour.
There were also two principal female singers, the Benvenuti, sisters and beauties; one of them had to boast of having in her train, the young Marchese Sambuco, son of the then prime minister of Naples.
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 47. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427379129074 accessed: 5 March, 2024
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Il Socrate Imaginario
written by Paesiello
|performed by Cassaciello
|late 18th Century
|in the company of others, in public