Michael Kelly in Vienna - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 250:

There was a very excellent company of German singers at the Canatore Theatre; it was more spacious than the Imperial Court Theatre. The first female singer was Madame Lange, wife to the excellent comedian of that name, and sister to Madame Mozart. She was a wonderful favourite, and deservedly so ; she had a greater extent of high notes than any other singer I ever heard. The songs which Mozart composed for her in " L'Enlevement du Serail," shew what a compass of voice she had; her execution was most brilliant. Stephen Storace told me it was far beyond that of Bastardini, who was engaged to …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 250. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431601351310 accessed: 27 January, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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L'Enlevement du Serail
written by Mozart
performed by Madame Lange

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 14 May 2015 12:02:31 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 17:49:10 +0000