Michael Kelly in London - 13 December, 1806

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 218-219:

On the 13th December, 1806, Madame Catalani, and Signor Siboni, made their 
debut in the serious opera of "La Semiramide." Madame Catalani's personification of Semiramide was a powerful effort of the scenic art she
looked beautiful, and a queen ; her songs were given in a manner which electrified her audience ; she possesses, in truth, what the Italians call the
novanta niove, i.e. the ninety-nine. When a singer possesses a superior fine
voice, the Italians say, he, or she, has got the ninety-nine points out of the
hundred, to make a fine singer. Her …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 218-219. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437327783601 accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Semiramide performed by Madame Catalani, Signer Siboni

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 December, 1806
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sun, 19 Jul 2015 18:43:03 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:13:38 +0000