Michael Kelly in Naples - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 47-48:

Another theatre, called Il Teatro del Fondo, had closed before my arrival in Naples. It is considerably larger than the two of which I have just spoken - the principal buffo, named Buonaveri, was an excellent actor as well as singer. He had lately returned from Russia, where he had amassed a large fortune. The tenor singer was Signor Mengozzi, a sweet voice, replete with science and great taste. But the delight of the Lazzaroni, and the common people in general, was Jean Cole, the famous Pulcinella. He performed twice a day in a little theatre called Saint Carlino, on the Largo di Castello.…   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 47-48. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427379753297 accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: Naples


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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opera performed by Buonaveri, Jean Cole, Gerolamo Mengozzi Colonna

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 14:22:33 +0000
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:05:35 +0000