Michael Kelly in London - 1787

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 291-292:

There were oratorios performing at Drury Lane, under the united management of Mr. Linley, Doctor Arnold, and Madame Mara, who were joint proprietors. One evening, after the first act of the oratorio, I went into the green-room, where, amongst other ladies, was Madame Mara, to whom I had never spoken. Doctor Arnold said, " Pray, Mr. Kelly, tell us what sort of a singer is Signora Storace ?" I replied that, in my opinion she was the best singer in Europe. I meant, of course, in her line ; but, as it proved afterwards, Madame Mara was highly offended at the praise which I had given to my …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 291-292. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432054700084 accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 19 May 2015 17:58:20 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 18:08:37 +0000