Michael Kelly in Drury Lane - 23 September, 1787

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 307:

On the 12th of September we left Wakefield, to commence the winter campaign on the 15th at Old Drury ; and on the 23rd of September, 1787, Mr. Linley revived his musical piece of " Selima and Azor," with splendid scenery and decorations. Mrs. Crouch was inimitable in Selima she looked and acted the character to admiration, and sang the favourite rondo of u No flower that blows, is like the rose," in a manner to secure a nightly encore. The music, though in a different style from Gretry's, so renowned all over the Continent, was very appropriate and pleasing.

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 307. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432139637153 accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Drury Lane


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Selima and Azor
written by Linley
performed by Michael Kelly, Mrs Crouch

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 September, 1787
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 20 May 2015 17:33:57 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 18:31:20 +0000