Michael Kelly in Covent Garden - 1806

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 213:

[In 1806], in conjunction with Attwood, I composed for Covent Garden, an 
operatic play, called "Adrian and Orrila." Cooke played the part of the Prince
in it, and the very deuce he had liked to have played with it : for, on the
morning of the day on which the piece was to be performed, he came to rehearsal
so intoxicated, that he could scarcely stand. Both the author and myself were on the stage, alarmed, as may well be imagined, for the fate of a play, the
principal serious character of which, was to be performed by a man dead drunk.
cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 213. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437327038924 accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Covent Garden


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Adrian and Orrila
written by Michael Kelly
performed by Cooke

Experience Information

Date/Time 1806
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sun, 19 Jul 2015 18:30:39 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:12:39 +0000