Michael Kelly in Royal Opera House - February, 1811

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 263:

In the month of February, 1811, "Blue Beard" was produced at Covent Garden 
Theatre ; and Mr. Harris requested me to superintend the getting up of my
music, which I did. On the first morning of my going to the theatre, at the
back of the stage, I perceived a number of horses, and on inquiry, found they
were to prance about in "Blue Beard." I was making my way to the green-room,
when, in the middle of the stage, I came in contact with John Kemble, and
pointing to the place where the horses stood, I thus accosted him, "Now are we in Ardeu!" His …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 263. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437429758375 accessed: 1 December, 2023

location of experience: Royal Opera House


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Blue Beard
written by Michael Kelly

Experience Information

Date/Time February, 1811
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 23:02:38 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:51:51 +0000