Michael Kelly in Paris - 1787

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 284-287:

My object, while in Paris, was to see all the theatres, and I therefore visited one or other of them every evening. I went, first, to the grand opera, and was delighted with the magnificence of the scenery, decorations, and dresses, and, above all, with their choruses ; in that department they decidedly bear away the palm from every other country the orchestra was most minutely attended to, and more numerous than even that of San Carlo at Naples : but the principal singers (God save them) made a shriek louder than I thought any human beings capable of producing. The opera was Gluck's …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 284-287. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431615187175 accessed: 21 January, 2021

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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Iphigenia
written by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Oedipe a Colone
written by Antonio Sacchini
performed by Cheron
Phedra performed by Madame Auberti, Monsieur Lais
Richard Coeur de Lion
written by Gretry
performed by Clairval

Experience Information

Date/Time 1787
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 14 May 2015 15:53:07 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 18:05:59 +0000