Michael Kelly in London - 1787

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 292:

In selecting the opera of Lionel and Clarissa for my first appearance [in London], I was guided in my choice by the circumstance of knowing all the songs, which, besides, were much in my style of singing. When the opera was produced, I sang all the original music, and introduced an Italian air of Sarti's, with English words, written for me by Mr. Richard Tickell, brother-in-law to Mr. Sheridan ; and a duet, written by the well-known Doctor Lawrence, the civilian. I composed the melody, and Stephen Storace put the instrumental parts to it. This duet was his first introduction to Drury Lane …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 292. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432056176787 accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Duet performed by Michael Kelly, Stephen Storace
Italian Air
written by Sarti
performed by Michael Kelly
Lionel and Clarissa performed by Michael Kelly

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 18:22:56 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 18:10:53 +0000