Michael Kelly in Rome - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 63-67:

The day after our arrival, we went to the Corso, where the sports of the carnival were going on. There was to be seen the whole population of Rome, high and low, rich and poor, en masque ; the nobility and ladies in their most slendid equipages, all masqued, throwing sugar-plums to the motley groupe below, which was composed of mountebanks, pulcinellas, cardinals, harlequins, &c. with music, dancing, singing. In short, I was in a delirium of pleasure ! Every evening, we visited the theatres : - there are two for serious operas, the Aliberti and the Argentina, where the best …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 63-67. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428065655005 accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Various operatic performances

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 03 Apr 2015 13:54:15 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:27:14 +0000