Michael Kelly in Padua - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 163-164:

I was exceedingly amused with what I saw in Padua; and amongst the sights which possessed the never-failing charm of novelty, were races on the Corso by running footmen, whose speed, I think, would astonish the English patrons of pedestrianism. I found, besides, the attraction of a charming opera : and above all, I there first heard the afterwards celebrated singer, Crescentini. I was delighted. David, the popular tenor of his day, I remember, performed the character of larba, the Moorish king, in the opera of " La Didone abbandonata" and the prima donna, although she sang and acted …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 163-164. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429702947558 accessed: 5 December, 2021

location of experience: Padua

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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La Didone abbandonata

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:42:27 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:13:24 +0000