Michael Kelly in Vienna - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 233-234:

Storace had an opera put into rehearsal, the subject his own choice, Shakspeare's Comedy of Errors. It was made operatical, and adapted for the Italian, by Da Ponte, with great ingenuity. He retained all the main incidents and characters of our immortal bard ; it became the rage, and well it might, for the music of Storace was beyond description beautiful. I performed Antiphohis of Ephesus, and a Signor Calvasi, Antipholus of Syracuse, we were both of the same height, and strove to render our persons as like each other as we could.

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 233-234. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430753605807 accessed: 5 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors
written by Stephen Storace
performed by Michael Kelly, Signor Calvasi

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Mon, 04 May 2015 16:33:25 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 17:41:31 +0000