Michael Kelly et al. in Naples - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 74-75:

On our return [from Gaeta], I continued my attention to Aprile, who gave me a lesson every day, and almost every day an invitation to dinner ; he seemed much entertained by my boyish mimicry a talent which I possessed at that time in no mean degree. I went with him to visit the miracle of St. Gennaro or Januario, in the Cathedral ; the King and Queen, in state, attended his Saintship. There were two immense orchestras erected in the church ; and all good professors, vocal and instrumental, were engaged to perform upon these occasions. The Archbishop prays, or appears to pray, while the Te …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 74-75. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428140980187 accessed: 27 January, 2021

location of experience: Naples

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826
Giuseppe Aprile
Singing

Listening to

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Te Deum

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 10:49:40 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:34:17 +0000