John Beard in Drury Lane - 1789

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 330-331:

I this season received a most flattering mark of attention from Mr. John Beard, the celebrated English tenor singer. He did me the honour to come from his house at Hampton (as he told me) to hear me sing " Spirit of my Sainted Sire," in "The Haunted Tower ;" he sat in the Drury Lane orchestra box, with his trumpet to his ear, for he was very deaf ; and after the opera was over, came upon the stage to me, and was pleased to express himself in high terms of approbation. I confess such a tribute from such a man was gratifying in the extreme.
cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 330-331. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435249088047 accessed: 24 November, 2020

location of experience: Drury Lane

Listeners

John Beard
Singing

Listening to

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Spirit of my Sainted Sire
written by Stephen Storace
performed by Michael Kelly

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:18:08 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 22:58:47 +0000