in Graz - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 142:

To return to Gratz : the time at length arrived for opening of the operatic campaign. The company was good, the first comic man, Guglielmi, excellent ; La Signora Benini was a great favourite. The first opera was " La vera Costanza," the music by Anfossi. I had some good songs in it, and was in high spirits. As it was the custom for the ladies, the first night of the opera, to go in grand gala, the boxes and parterre were a perfect blaze of diamonds, and every part of the house was crowded. I was supported by numbers of my countrymen, who were present ; and, independently of them, the …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 142. accessed: 2 December, 2023

location of experience: Graz

Listening to

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La vera Constanza
written by Pasquale Anfossi
performed by Michael Kelly

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:42:35 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:06:13 +0000