Michael Kelly in Liverpool - 1803

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 185:

Mrs. Billington and I were engaged this year by Mr. Francis Aickin, for Edinburgh 
and Liverpool. Accompanied by her brother, Charles Weichsell, we left London in
a post coach and four for Liverpool. Her fame drew crowded houses every night
during a fortnight. "Artaxerxes" was performed several nights; she was the
Mandane, I, the Artabanes, and Miss Duncan (now Mrs. Davison) the Arbaces; and it
was really surprising how well that lady sang and acted the part, considering that
she had never been accustomed to recitative. I took a great deal of pains to …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 185. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437246918352 accessed: 1 December, 2023

location of experience: Liverpool


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Artaxerxes performed by Michael Kelly, Miss Duncan, Mrs Billington

Experience Information

Date/Time 1803
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 18 Jul 2015 20:15:18 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 23:48:18 +0000