Michael Kelly in Drury Lane - 1788

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 318:

In the summer of 1788, I went to Liverpool, Manchester, Chester, and Birmingham ; Mrs. Crouch was also engaged at those places ; our reception was most flattering, and we reaped a plentiful harvest. From Birmingham, we returned to Drury Lane. The first novelty was Dryden's alteration of Shakspeare's " Tempest," which was received with marked applause for many nights. I composed a duet for myself and Mrs. Crouch, as Ferdinand and Miranda, which was a favourite : the whole of the delightful music by Purcell, was well got up by Mr. Linley; the accompaniments by himself.

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 318. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435164506717 accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Drury Lane


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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written by Michael Kelly
performed by Michael Kelly, Mrs Crouch
written by Henry Purcell
performed by Michael Kelly

Experience Information

Date/Time 1788
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:48:26 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 18:38:33 +0000