Emperor Joseph II in Vienna - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 232-233:

During the continuance of Storace's illness, three operas were produced, in which Signora Cortellini, Madame Bernasconi, and Signora Laschi performed. The last of these operas was composed by Signor Rigini, and written by the poet of the theatre, the Abbe da Ponte, by birth a Venetian- It was said, that originally he was a Jew, turned Christian, dubbed him self an Abbe, and became a great dramatic writer. In his opera, there was a character of an amorous eccentric poet, which was allotted to me ; at the time, I was esteemed a good mimic, and particularly happy in imitating the walk, …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 232-233. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430753036147 accessed: 18 February, 2019

location of experience: Vienna

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Opera
written by Signor Rigini
performed by Michael Kelly, Madame Bernasconi, Signora Cortellini, Signora Laschi

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Mon, 04 May 2015 16:23:56 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 17:39:47 +0000