King et al. in Naples - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 50-51:

About the month of July the King and Queen usually went to Posilipo, and in fine weather had concerts in the open air. To one of those I was taken by Sir William Hamilton, who did me the honour to introduce me to their Majesties as a lad from Ireland, come to study music in Naples. The first question the King asked, was, "Ne; siete Cristiano?" "I say, are you a Christian ?" " I hope I am, Sire," was my reply. Shortly afterwards he commanded me to sing an English song, and I put forth my strength in " By him we love offended," from the Duenna. Her Majesty then ordered an Italian air, and I …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 50-51. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427460086043 accessed: 9 December, 2022

location of experience: Naples

Listeners

King
Monarch
Queen
Monarch

Listening to

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"By him we love offended"
Ho sparse tante lagrime performed by Michael Kelly

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:41:26 +0000
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:12:36 +0000