Lord and Lady Cowper in Florence - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 107-110:

The opera in which I was to make my appearance at Florence, was " II Francese in Italia," " the Frenchman in Italy....The eventful night fixed for my first appearance at length arrived. I made my debut, and received a most flattering reception. I was encored in two of my songs and a duet. Though, at that time, I would not have exchanged situations with the Grand Duke himself, I was so elated by my success ; yet I could not avoid attributing it, in a great measure, to my extreme youth, and the strong party made for me by Lord and Lady Cowper, and all the English that were in Florence ; …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 107-110. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428165479827 accessed: 24 July, 2024

location of experience: Florence


Listening to

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Il Francese in Italia performed by Michael Kelly

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 04 Apr 2015 17:37:59 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:49:42 +0000