That the sprightly Neapolitan, Carlo Coccia, came to see Mary Stuart through English eyes goes without saying. A highly professional operatic refugee from the Rossinian torrent in his beloved native city of Naples, he had first paused in Lisbon (writing four operas and a National Anthem) before coming on to London in 1823; here as musical director of the largest and most glamorous opera house in the city, the King's Theatre in the Haymarket (Covent Garden at that time was merely a teatro di prosa), he became a sort-of figurehead endearing himself as no visiting Italian had ever done before, not even the brilliant succession of Italian composers in the eighteenth century. Urbane, imperturbable and greeting the great pesarese himself with admirable sangfroid when he too arrived in London (later conducting Zelmira between clenched-teeth) as he alighted from his coach with Isabella Colbran on one arm and a large green parrot on the other, all three white-faced after a frightful channel crossing. Soon this pupil of Paisiello was professor of singing at the brand-new Royal Academy of Music in London with a stream of eminent pupils. Indeed, it was the friendly, gregarious Coccia (1782-1873) who restored the high-profile of Italian song in that proud and stubborn island, Italian Opera once again re-emerging from the mists with honour and acclaim.
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