Michael Kelly in London

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 73-75:

Yet, with all her great skill and knowledge of the world, Madame Mara was induced, by the advice of some of her mistaken friends, to give a public concert at the King's Theatre, in her seventy-second year, when, in the course of nature, her powers had failed her. It was truly grievous to see such transcendent talents as she once possessed, so sunk so fallen. I used every effort in my power to prevent her committing herself, but in vain. Among other arguments to draw her from her purpose, I told her what happened to Mombelli, one of the first tenors of his day, who lost all his well-earned …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 73-75. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436298772179 accessed: 11 December, 2023

location of experience: London


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Concert performed by Madame Mara

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:52:52 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 23:13:30 +0000