Michael Kelly in Covent Garden - 1787

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 292-293:

At the time of my debut [in London], my friend Jack Johnstone was engaged at Covent Garden as first singer. I saw him play Young Meadows, in " Love in a Village;" he acted the part, well, and sang the songs with good taste, and a peculiarly fine falsetto voice. Mrs. Billington was the Rosetta. I thought her an angel in beauty, and the Saint Cecilia of song.
cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 292-293. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432056516422 accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Covent Garden


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Love in a Village
written by Thomas Arne and others
performed by Jack Johnstone, Mrs Billington

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 18:28:36 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 18:11:46 +0000