Michael Kelly in Florence - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 110-111:

The magnificent theatre, La Pergola, was open at this time ; during the spring season, it was considered the first in Italy. Here I first saw our old favourite, Rovedino, perform with the prima donna La Morichelli, and excellent they both were, in Anfossi's comic opera, " II Viaggiatore Felice." There was another theatre, a small one, La Via del Cocomera, in which Morelli had often delighted the Florentines with his magnificent bass voice, which, take it for all in all, was the finest I have ever heard.

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 110-111. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428166121742 accessed: 21 January, 2021

location of experience: Florence

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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II Viaggiatore Felice
written by Pasquale Anfossi
performed by La Morichelli, Rovedino

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 17:48:41 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:50:50 +0000