Michael Kelly in Brighton, London - 15 July, 1815

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 298-299:

At the theatre at Brighton, Mr. Harley (then a provincial performer in Mr. Trotter's company) was acting. I went to see him in "Bombastes Furioso," in which he introduced a song of his own writing to Braham's air, "Said a smile to a tear" from the opera of "False Alarms." His acting and singing pleased me so much, that I wrote the next day to Mr. Arnold, recommending him as a most promising subject, more particularly for his own theatre, the English Opera House; and strenuously advised him to engage Harley without delay. By return of post, I received Mr. …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 298-299. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438707390329 accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: Brighton, London


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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The Devil's Bridge performed by Mr Harley
Said a smile to a tear
written by John Braham
performed by Mr Harley

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 July, 1815
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:56:30 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 14:15:53 +0000