Michael Kelly in Vienna - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 239-240:

Paesiello was particularly kind to me, during his stay at Vienna, and was much diverted with my monkey antics. When at Naples, he wrote to me, to say that the King of Naples had commanded him to put the opera of " II Teodoro" in rehearsal, and wished me to ask the Emperor for six months' leave of absence to go to Naples and perform in it ; and I should have my journey paid, and a most ample remuneration given me. This offer, liberal as it was 5 for private reasons not worth recording, I refused. The song in Old Gafferio's part, which I may say was the lucky star of my professional career, …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 239-240. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430928844429 accessed: 21 January, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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II Re Teodoro
written by Paesiello, Casti
performed by Paesiello

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 06 May 2015 17:14:04 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 17:45:25 +0000