Michael Kelly in London - 20 November, 1792

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 32-33:

On the 20th of November, the opera of " The Pirates" was produced ; the drama by Cobb, the music by Storace. The male performers in it were Kelly, Dignum, Sedgwick, Suett, John Bannister, and Parsons. The females, Mrs. Crouch, Miss Decamp, Mrs. Bland, and Signora Storace ; the scenery was picturesque and beautiful, from designs taken on the spot by Stephen Storace, at Naples. The magic-lantern scene, representing Hero and Leander, and the crossing of the Hellespont, was peculiarly beautiful. Mr. Sheridan directed that no expense should be spared in decorating the opera, and his orders were …   more >>

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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 32-33. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435858990668 accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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The Pirates
written by Stephen Storace
performed by Michael Kelly, Dignum, John Bannister, Miss Decamp, Mrs. Bland, Madame Storace, Parsons, Sedgwick, Suett, Mrs Crouch

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 November, 1792
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:43:10 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 18:47:15 +0000