Michael Kelly in Vienna - 1784

from Solo Recital, page 139:

L'Iphigenia was soon put into rehearsal, and a corps de ballet engaged for the incidental dances belonging to the piece. The ballet master was Monsieur De Camp, the uncle of that excellent actress and accomplished and deserving woman, Mrs Charles Kemble. Gluck superintended the rehearsals, with his powdered wig and gold-headed cane; the orchestra and chorusses were augmented, and all the parts were well filled.... For describing the strongest passions in music, and proving grand dramatic effect, in my opinion, no man ever equalled Gluck - he was a great painter of music; perhaps …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, and Herbert Van Thal (ed.), Solo Recital (London, 1972), p. 139. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1403091256646 accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Iphigenie en Tauride
written by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Robert Fraser on Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:34:16 +0100