Michael Kelly in Dublin - the 1800's

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 232:

One morning, at a rehearsal at the Rotunda, Madame Catalani was so ill with a 
sick headache, that she could not rehearse her song ; and as it was extremely
difficult for the orchestra, she begged of me to have it rehearsed by the band.
Cooke asked me for the part from which Madame Catalani sang ; I gave it him. He
placed it on one side of his music desk, and on the other, his first violin
part, from which he was to play ; and to my great astonishment, Madame
Catalani's, and that of all present, he sang every note of the song, at the
same time …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 232. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437329840329 accessed: 19 May, 2024

location of experience: Dublin


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Madame Catalani's song performed by Tom Cooke

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:17:20 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:25:46 +0000