Michael Kelly in Venice

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 127-128:

The Venetians are in general adorers of music, and Venice, one of the first cities in Europe for the cultivation of that art. It is famous for its female conservatories, of which there are four, which are in fact foundling hospitals, supported by wealthy citizens, &c. where the girls are maintained and educated ; some are married from them, and those who display strong talent for music are instructed by the very best masters. They gave concerts every Sunday evening, and on festival days ; I heard two, one at La Pietà, the other at La Mendicant! the former celebrated for its fine …   more >>

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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 127-128. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429180740975 accessed: 27 January, 2021

location of experience: Venice

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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Sunday evening concerts performed by Performers of the female conservatoires

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:39:01 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:02:06 +0000