Michael Kelly in London - 22 August, 1804

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 200-201:

On the 22nd of August Colman wrote a piece for his own theatre, called "Gay 
Deceivers," for which I composed the music. It had many comic incidents, smart
dialogue, and some sweet songs. One called "The Spartan Boy," was truly poetical;
the piece was performed a number of nights, and was much liked. Colman grounded
it upon a French comic opera, entitled "Les Evenemens Imprevus," one of the
pieces I had brought with me from Paris. The author of the French drama, strange
to say, was an Irishman of the name of Hale, an officer in the French military …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 200-201. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437304627219 accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Gay Deceivers
written by Michael Kelly

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 August, 1804
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sun, 19 Jul 2015 12:17:07 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 23:57:13 +0000