Michael Kelly in London - 1811

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 263-264:

This season [in 1811], a musical drama, called" Gustavus Vasa," for which I 
composed the whole of the music, was produced. Mr. Young was the hero of the
piece, and acted very finely. Mrs. Dickons was the heroine, and sang the songs
allotted to her with great effect. Few singers possessed so much science as Mrs.
Dickons; she, at different periods, held the situation of first singer at Drury
Lane, Covent Garden, the Lyceum, and Italian Opera House; and wherever she was
placed, was esteemed for her many valuable qualities. "Gustavus Vasa" met with …   more >>
cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 263-264. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437430014246 accessed: 12 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Gustavus Vasa
written by Michael Kelly
performed by Mr. Young, Mrs. Dickons

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 23:06:54 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:53:16 +0000