Michael Kelly in Naples - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 71:

Amongst the many great musical professors at this time at Naples, was the celebrated Schuster. He was the favourite scholar of the renomme Hasse, Maestro di Cappella to the then Elector of Saxony. Schuster, though a very young man, had been sent for from Dresden to compose for Pachierotti, at the theatre St. Carlo. The opera chosen was Metastasio's " La Didone abbandonata." I recollect his taking me to a rehearsal, which was a crown and sceptre to me in those days. The opera was received with enthusiasm, particularly the rondo, sung divinely by Pachierotti, " lo ti lascio, e questo addio," …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 71. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428139555093 accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Naples


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Metastasio's "La Didone abbandonata"
written by Schuster
performed by Gaspare Pacchierotti

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 04 Apr 2015 10:25:55 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:31:21 +0000