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

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 87:

On the third night, the Marino, the Flora Gardens, and the four gates of the city were illuminated. There was music in the Chiesa Grande, where four large orchestras were erected, which contained all the principal musicians in the island, and many from the kingdom of Naples, both vocal and instrumental ; the whole was under the direction of Aprile, and there was my first regular appearance. I sang a mottetto, composed by the celebrated Genario Mano. Aprile had taken great pains with me in it, and appeared fully satisfied with my execution of it*, * It may not be thought unworthy of …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 87. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428143391474 accessed: 21 January, 2021

location of experience: Sicily

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Mottetto
written by Genario Mano
performed by Michael Kelly

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 11:29:52 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:36:39 +0000