Michael Kelly in Naples - late 18th Century
from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 46-47:
The Teatro Fiorentino is the most fashionable for the comic opera ; it is about the size of the little theatre in the Haymarket. The first opera I saw there was the " Italian in London," (from Voltaire,) composed by Cimarosa. From this drama the elder Colman took the plot of his comedy of the " English Merchant."
They had at that time excellent performers. The celebrated Genaro Luzzio was the primo buffo, and the principal female, La Coltellini, was delightful, both as a comic actress and singer.
Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 46-47. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427377322048 accessed: 12 August, 2022
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Italian in London
written by Domenico Cimarosa
|performed by Genaro Luzzio, La Coltellini|
|Date/Time||late 18th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|