Michael Kelly in Florence - 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 97:

Bianchi had composed the celebrated cavatina, " Sembianza amabile del mio bel sole, which Marchesi sung with most ravishing taste; in one passage he ran up a voletta of semitone octaves, the last note of which he gave with such exquisite power and strength, that it was ever after called " La bomba di Marchesi !" Immediately after this song, Storace had to sing one, and was determined to shew the audience that she could bring a bomba into the field also. She attempted it, and executed it, to the admiration and astonishment of the audience, but to the dismay of poor Marchesi. Campigli, the …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 97. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428144732441 accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Florence


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Sembianza amabile del mio bel sole
written by Bianchi
performed by Marchesi
Song performed by Madame Storace

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 04 Apr 2015 11:52:12 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:41:28 +0000