Michael Kelly in Dublin - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 13:

My father had a private box at the theatre, and my mother, passionately fond of theatricals herself, often took me to the play. From the time I first saw him act, nothing ran in my head but Webster, unless, indeed, it was the desire of going on the stage. I used to look at him with wonder, when he was performing Macheath ; and those who recollect him in that character will agree with me that it certainly was a masterly performance. He had a fine figure, with a marked and rather handsome countenance; his voice was a fine baritone, with a sweet falsetto, of which, being a good musician, he …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 13. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426956848694 accessed: 27 January, 2021

location of experience: Dublin

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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"The Charge is Prepared" from The Beggar's Opera
written by John Gay
performed by Webster

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 16:54:08 +0000