Michael Kelly et al. in Vienna - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 231:

His [Royal Highness the Duke of York's] first visit to the theatre [in Vienna] attracted a crowded and brilliant assemblage. The Emperor, accompanied by his brother Maximilian, the Archbishop of Cologne, was present. A new opera, composed by Stephen Storace, was produced on the occasion : Signora Storace and myself had the two principal parts in it. In the middle of the first act, Storace all at once lost her voice, and could not utter a sound during the whole of the performance ; this naturally threw a damp over the audience, as well as the performers. The loss of the iirst female singer,…   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 231. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430752547362 accessed: 18 February, 2019

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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Opera
written by Stephen Storace
performed by Madame Storace

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Mon, 04 May 2015 16:15:47 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:34:10 +0000