Michael Kelly in Naples - 1779

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 59:

As my master, whose church music was highly approved of, conducted the principal church fes-tivals, I was allowed to sing at many of them, being a Christian, or, as I have before explained it, a Roman Catholic. I was delighted at this, not for the lucre of gain, (although they pay their singers liberally,) but because the nuns of the convents where the performances take place, send round trays full of delicious sweetmeats, made by themselves. Such traits of female attention were peculiarly gratifying to me at that period.

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 59. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427462513930 accessed: 2 December, 2023

location of experience: Naples


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

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Experience Information

Date/Time 1779
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors


Following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:21:54 +0000
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:17:14 +0000