Michael Kelly in Drury Lane - 3 May, 1808

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 237-238:

After spending a delightful summer, which was productive both of pleasure and 
profit, I returned to London about the end of September 1807. On the 3rd May,
1808, Mr. Cumberland produced, at Drury Lane Theatre, a piece entitled "The
Jew of Mogadore," to which I composed the music: It was with great reluctance
that the Board of Management at Drury Lane accepted it : therefore, when I had
finished the music of the first act, I rested upon my oars until I knew their
final determination. I met Mr. Sheridan one day in Essex Street in the Strand,
and …   more >>
cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 237-238. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437406606228 accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Drury Lane


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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The Jew of Mogadore
written by Michael Kelly
performed by John Braham

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 May, 1808
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:36:46 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:31:20 +0000