Michael Kelly in Limerick - 1808

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 247-248:

On our last night in Limerick, just in the middle of a most impressive and 
beautiful duet, which Catalani and I were singing in "Didone," and at a moment
when the whole house was wrapt in attention, a man vociferated from the gallery,
"Mr. Kelly, will you be good enough to favour us with O thou wert born to please
me?" This unexpected request produced a loud laugh from the audience. Catalani asked me what the meaning of it was ; I answered, that it was nothing but a
peculiar manner of applauding. My gallery friend, I suppose, recollected

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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 247-248. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437411366462 accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Limerick


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Didone performed by Michael Kelly, Catalani

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:56:06 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:40:55 +0000