Michael Kelly in Norwich - October, 1789

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 323-326:

In the month of October, there was a grand musical festival at Norwich. Madame Mara was engaged there, and so was I, as principal tenor singer. The first performance was " The Messiah, which I was to open on the Thursday morning. I was to quit town on the Tuesday, but on Monday night I received an order not on any account to leave London, for Mr. Sheridan had sent a peremptory message to have Richard Coeur de Lion performed ; and against his decree there was no appeal. John Palmer, the excellent comedian, was with me when I received the message ; he said to me, " My valued friend, Richard …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 323-326. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435246956861 accessed: 27 January, 2021

location of experience: Norwich

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Michael Kelly, Madame Mara

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1789
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:42:36 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 22:58:28 +0000