Daughter of the Duke de Monteleone in Calabria - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 60-61:

The young and beautiful daughter of the Duke de Monteleone, the richest nobleman in Naples, was destined by her family to take the veil; she consented without a murmur to quit the world, provided the ceremony of her profession was performed with splendour ; and a sine qua non was, that Cafarelli, the great soprano singer, should perform at it. It was represented to her that he had retired with a fine fortune to his estate, in the interior of Calabria, and had declared his determination never to sing again. " Then" said the reasonable young lady, " I declare my …   more >>

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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 60-61. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427462848427 accessed: 4 July, 2022

location of experience: Calabria

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a salve regina performed by Cafarelli

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:27:28 +0000
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:20:27 +0000