Michael Kelly et al. in Paris - the 1790's

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 347-348:

The time...was fast approaching, at which we were to quit Paris ; for before I left London, Le Texier, the French reciter, had translated Gretry's opera of La Caravane into English. Mr. Linley had adapted the original French music to English poetry, and it was to be produced at the opening of Drury Lane. As Mrs. Crouch and myself had principal parts in it, I was very anxious to see it performed at the Grand Opera at Paris, and to make observations how they got it up. I mentioned my wish to Monsieur Gardel, and he was so polite (though another piece was announced to be performed) to have …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 347-348. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435314166443 accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Singing, Composer
Mrs Crouch

Listening to

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The Caravan
written by Gretry
Blue Beard performed by Mademoiselle Cretue, Madame Dugazzon, Chenard

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1790's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:22:46 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 23:09:41 +0000