Michael Kelly et al. in Covent Garden - 1789

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 332-333:

This season, a singer, of the name of Bowden, made his appearance at Covent Garden, in " Robin Hood." I remember going to see his debut with Madame Mara, who had known him when he was in a mercantile house at Manchester, and was very much interested in his success : he was received with great applause, his voice was good, and he sang with taste. Johnstone played the part of Edwin, and their voices blended well together in the duet of " How sweet in the Woodlands." Mrs. Billington was the Angelica, looked beautifully, and sang the simple ballad, " I travelled India's barren sands," like a …   more >>

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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 332-333. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435249587702 accessed: 6 December, 2023

location of experience: Covent Garden


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
Madame Mara

Listening to

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Robin Hood performed by Bowden, Johnstone, Mrs Billington

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 17:26:27 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 23:04:17 +0000