Michael Kelly in London - early 19th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 207:

On account of the length of the operas and ballets, and never being able to get 
the lady-singers ready to begin in time, the operas seldom finished till after
twelve o'clock on Saturdays. The Bishop of London sent to inform me, that if the curtain did not drop before the twelfth hour, the licence should be taken away,
and the house shut up. Against his fiat there was no appeal, and many nights have
I been obliged to order the dropping of the curtain in the midst of an
interesting scene in the ballet.
cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 207. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437308845347 accessed: 11 December, 2023

location of experience: London


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Ballet scenes

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sun, 19 Jul 2015 13:27:25 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:06:47 +0000