Michael Kelly in Venice - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 190-191:

I continued, until the end of the Carnival, passing my time with very little variation, living in the lap of luxury, and in a vortex of pleasure. We began the rehearsal of Anfossi's oratorio, and the first week in Lent the performance commenced. I had a song which had been composed purposely for me, and sent from London by Anfossi to Count Vidiman. Nothing could exceed the brilliancy of Signora de Petris' execution and feeling ; she sang divinely, and we repeated the oratorio eight nights to the fashionables invited by the Count and the Signora. There was a particular friend of hers, …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 190-191. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430594989217 accessed: 28 January, 2021

location of experience: Venice

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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Oratorio
written by Pasquale Anfossi
performed by Michael Kelly, Signora de Petri

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 02 May 2015 20:29:49 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:24:40 +0000