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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cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 47. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427379129074 accessed: 21 January, 2021

location of experience: Naples

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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Il Socrate Imaginario
written by Paesiello
performed by Cassaciello

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:12:09 +0000
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:00:47 +0000