Michael Kelly in Haymarket, London - 7 April, 1796

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 81:

On the 7th of April, Madame Banti took for her benefit, at the Opera, Gluck's grand serious opera of Alceste. Mr. Taylor, the then proprietor of the Opera House, and Madame Banti, made a request to Mr. Sheridan, to give me permission to act the principal part in the opera, which I had so often performed at Vienna, under the tuition of the great composer. The knowledge of my having success- fully performed it at that theatre, induced Madame Banti to ask me to act it at the Haymarket. I got permission, and the opera made so great a hit, that Mr. Taylor, with the consent of Mr. Sheridan, …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 81. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436472126635 accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: Haymarket, London


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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written by Christoph Willibald Gluck
performed by Michael Kelly, Madame Banti

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 April, 1796
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 21:02:06 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 23:21:37 +0000