Michael Kelly in Drury Lane - November, 1794

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 71-72:

On the 20th of November, Cobb produced his opera of " The Cherokee ;" the music by Storace. The Cherokee chorus was one of the grandest ever composed : the effect was sublime. Mrs. Crouch acted very finely in it. Tom Welsh had a part which he played very impressively : the scenery and decorations were of the most splendid description. I performed the character of an English officer in it; and had some good situations, and good songs. That delightful warbler, Mrs. Bland, in the character of a Welsh peasant, sang that ballad, afterwards so universally popular, "A little bird sang on a …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 71-72. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436294320165 accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Drury Lane


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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A little bird sang on a spray performed by Mrs Bland
The Cherokee
written by Stephen Storace
performed by Michael Kelly, Mrs Bland

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1794
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:38:40 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 23:04:10 +0000