Madame Mara in Drury Lane - 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 73:

[Madame Mara said], " I was at Drury Lane, a few nights since, to see the pantomime ; there was a little girl, who sang a ballad, 'Up, Jack, and the day is your own ;' that girl, depend upon what I tell you, has one of the finest voices I ever heard ; and could I be induced to take a pupil, to bring forward on the stage, that girl should be the person of my choice." The young lady is Miss Povey ; and proud may she be of having been so mentioned by such a person as Madame Mara.

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 73. accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: Drury Lane


Madame Mara

Listening to

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Up, Jack, and the day is your own performed by Miss Povey

Experience Information

Date/Time 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:46:41 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 23:09:15 +0000