Michael Kelly in Drury Lane - 12 March, 1794

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 56:

On the first Friday in Lent, March 12th, 1794, was opened the New Drury Lane Theatre, with a sacred oratorio, commencing with Handel's immortal Coronation Anthem ; the orchestra represented the interior of a Gothic cathedral, and had a most sublime effect. And on the 21st of March, the theatre opened for the representation of dramas, with " Macbeth." A prologue, from the pen of the Right Honourable Major-General Fitzpatrick, was spoken by Mr. Kemble, with great applause.
cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 56. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435866109354 accessed: 21 January, 2021

location of experience: Drury Lane

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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Coronation Anthem
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 March, 1794
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:41:50 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 18:58:05 +0000