Michael Kelly in Drury Lane - 29 April, 1800

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 159:

On the 29th of April, 1800, Miss Baillie's play of "De Montfort" was produced at 
Drury Lane Theatre. I composed the music: the scenery was magnificent; the
cathedral scene, painted by Capon, was a chef-d'oeuvre; it had also the support of excellent acting. Mr. Kemble took every pains in getting it up, but it would
not suit the public taste, and was withdrawn after a few nights.
cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 159. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436953347952 accessed: 21 January, 2021

location of experience: Drury Lane

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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De Montfort
written by Michael Kelly
performed by Mr. Kemble

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 April, 1800
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:42:28 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 23:30:52 +0000