Michael Kelly in Covent Garden - 28 January, 1805

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly:

When last in Paris, I had been to the Theatre Frangais to see a petite comedy 
performed, entitled "Les Deux Postes," and delighted I was with the manner in
which it was acted. Baptiste, the elder, played the Blind Old Man to
admiration. Indeed, the whole dramatis personae were perfect. I procured a
copy of the piece, and gave it to my friend George Colman, who, being pleased
with the subject, resolved to write a musical afterpiece from it ; and his
adaptation was far superior to the original, as indeed was every thing he did
in the same way. It …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826). https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437307314987 accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Covent Garden


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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We Fly by Night
written by Michael Kelly

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 January, 1805
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sun, 19 Jul 2015 13:01:55 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:00:12 +0000