Michael Kelly in Vienna - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 251-253:

A number of foreign Princes, among whom were the Due de Deux Fonts, the Elector of Bavaria, &c., with great retinues, came to visit the Emperor, who, upon this occasion, signified his wish to have two grand serious operas, both the composition of Chevalier Gluck, " L' Iphigenia in Tauride,'' and " L' Alceste," produced under the direction of the composer; and gave orders that no expense should be spared to give them every effect...L' Iphigenia was the first opera to be produced, and Gluck was to make his choice of the performers in it. Madame Bernasconi was one of the first serious singers of …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 251-253. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431602275605 accessed: 5 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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Alceste
written by Christoph Willibald Gluck
L' Iphigenia in Tauride
written by Gluck
performed by Michael Kelly, Adamberger, Madame Bernasconi

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 12:17:55 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 17:50:24 +0000