Michael Kelly in London - 1789

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 329-330:

I had the good fortune, on my benefit night, to produce, for the first time, the musical entertainment of " No Song, no Supper." It will hardly be credited that this charming and popular opera, which has been acted hundreds of nights, was actually rejected by the Drury Lane management. Its author, my valued friend, Prince Hoare, and Storace, the composer of its enchanting music, gave it me for my benefit ; the applause it received on that night, induced the managers to solicit it from the author and composer. All the music is beautiful, but the finale to the first act is a most masterly …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 329-330. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435248772832 accessed: 7 December, 2023

location of experience: London


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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No Song, no supper
written by Stephen Storace
performed by Michael Kelly

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:12:52 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 22:57:30 +0000