in Brescia - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 171:

On the third day of my residence in Verona, I received a letter from the Count, together with my trunks : he mentioned in his letter, that on the night of my departure, when the ballet was over, and the second act of the opera just about to begin, the greatest confusion prevailed amongst the performers ; they searched every where for me, sent to my lodgings, where of course they could obtain no information, but they had not the slightest suspicion of my flight : an apology was necessarily made from the stage to the public, stating that I was not to be found; and, perforce, the opera was …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 171. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430585951765 accessed: 1 March, 2021

location of experience: Brescia

Listening to

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Opera performed by Michael Kelly

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in public

Notes

Michael Kelly had escaped to Verona to avoid assassination in Brescia.


Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 02 May 2015 17:59:11 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:17:56 +0000