Michael Kelly in Drury Lane - 1 January, 1791

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 1-2:

On January the 1st, 1791, was produced at Drury Lane, the opera of " The Siege of Belgrade." The drama was written by Cobb, the music by Storace. The under-plot of this opera was taken from the Italian piece of " La Cosa Kara," which had been originally taken from a Spanish drama. There was a good deal of beautiful original music in it, by Storace, who, with his great taste and knowledge of effect, had also selected some from Martini. The opera was received with great applause, and was performed the first season sixty nights to overflowing houses. The acting of Mrs. Crouch, in the "Letter …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 1-2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435351885643 accessed: 21 January, 2021

location of experience: Drury Lane

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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The Siege of Belgrade
written by Stephen Storace
performed by Mrs Crouch

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 January, 1791
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:51:25 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 23:14:16 +0000