Lady Hamilton in Home of Lady Hamilton, London - 11 June, 1811

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 269-270:

I had composed a plaintive ballad in the second act [of "The Royal Oak"], for a 
Miss Wheatley (formerly a pupil of Attwood's), who possessed a fine deep contre
alto voice...

Upon the fifth representation of the new play, Lady Hamilton, with a party of
friends, occupied one of the stage-boxes, appearing all gaiety and animation.
Scarcely, however, had this ballad commenced, when she became tremulous and
agitated ; and at its conclusion, upon the encore being loudly demanded, she
exclaimed, "For God's sake, remove me I cannot bear it." Her …   more >>
cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 269-270. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Home of Lady Hamilton, London


Listening to

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The Royal Oak
written by Michael Kelly
performed by Miss Wheatley

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 June, 1811
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:54:51 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:59:45 +0000