Richard Edgcumbe in Teatro de Fiorentini, Naples - at the end of 1784

from Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey., pages 39-40:

At the Theatre dei Fiorentini, where comic operas were acted, the first woman was Coltellini, most justly the favourite of the Neapolitans; for she was very pretty, a most excellent actress, and though no great singer, so adapted herself to their taste by singing popular airs in their barbarous jargon, that faceva furore. […] Coltellini never quitted Naples but once, on an engagement to Vienna; but neither there, nor at several places where she performed on her journey, did she meet with equal success. She was nevertheless an enchanting performer.

cite as

Richard Edgcumbe, Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey. (London, 1834), p. 39-40. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446053342205 accessed: 17 May, 2022

location of experience: Teatro de Fiorentini, Naples

Listeners

Richard Edgcumbe
Amateur Actor, Amateur Musician, Politician, Writer
1764-1839

Listening to

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Unknown comic opera performed by Coltellini

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1784
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:29:02 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:22:13 +0000